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LADY-BIRD.

A TALE.

The Author of this work gives notice that she reserves to

herself the right of translating it.

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LONDON :

BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

LADY-BIRD.

CHAPTER I.

A prince can make a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, and a' that,
But an honest man's aboon his might,
Guid faith! he mauna' fa' that.
For a' that aud a' that,
Their dignities and a' that,
The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth
Are higher ranks than a' that.”

BURNS. “ Virtue and knowledge are endowments greater

Than nobleness and riches; careless leirs
May the two latter darken and expand;
But immortality attends the former,
Making man a god.”

SHAKESPEARE.

WEEKS and months passed away, and nothing worthy of remark disturbed the even tenor of Gertrude's life. She went once

or twice to Woodlands, but the Apleys were often away, and none of them except Mark seemed particularly

VOL. I.

B

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