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OR, THE

MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS.

A TALE OF FASHIONABLE LIFE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR G. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE MARIA LANE,

MDCCCXXV.

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HUSBAND HUNTING;

OR,

THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS.

CHAPTER I.

See his brave fleet, With silken streamers the young Phæbus fanning Play upon your fancies; and in them behold, Upon the hempen tackle ship-boys climbing : Hear the shrill whistle, which doth order give To sounds confused; behold the threaden sails Borne with the invisible and creeping winds Draw the huge bottoms through the furrowed sea, : Breasting the lofty surge.

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THE day of embarkation, but for the mingled and painful feelings with which all were preparing to depart, would have been one of intense interest to Vaughan, who had never before witnessed a simi lar scene The unclouded rays of a vol. II.

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