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London. Published by Harvey & Darton, Gracechurch Street, March 121825.

S.A. 1926

T A LES

OF THE

PEMBERTON FAMILY ;

FOR THE USE OF CHILDREN.

BY AMELIA OPIE.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY HARVEY & DARTON, GRACECHURCH

STREET; AND S. WILKIN, NORWICH.

1825.

THE

ONLY TRUE PLEASURES.

“HARRY," said Edward Pemberton to his twin brother, “ did you hear what mamma observed to papa just now?”-“ No; what was it?"“ She said, yes, my dear, every day convinces me more and more that the only true pleasures are those which please on recollection." “ Well, what did she mean by that, Edward ?”_" That is what I want to know !"__"So do I... I wonder

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whether we ever felt these true pleasures. What do we do, that it is a pleasure to recollect, Edward ?”— It is a pleasure to recollect that we have done our lessons well, and pleased papa and mamma; so that, I suppose, is a true pleasure.”

Yes; but then you know, Edward, that it is not a pleasure to learn one's Latin and Greek; it is only a duty.”-“ But I think mamma meant something that it is a pleasure to do, as well as to recollect.”

“Well then, what could she mean? Suppose we ask her.”_"So we will; and the sooner the better.” Accordingly, Henry put this difficult question, as they thought it, to their mamma, the next time they saw her. Lady Pemberton smiled, and was

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