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A STORY OF REAL LIFE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
COLBURN AND CO., PUBLISHERS,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

LONDON

Printed by Schulze and Co., 13, Poland Street.

THE LIVINGSTONES.

CHAPTER I.

“As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall and some grow, so is the generation of flesh and blood.”—ECCLESIASTICUS.

“Doth each day upon its wing

Its allotted burthen bring ?
Load it not beside with sorrow,
Which belongeth to the morrow.
Strength is promised-strength is given
When the heart by God is riven ;
But foredate the day of woe,
And alone thou bear'st the blow."

There are few sights more deeply moving than a soldier's funeral. I think all who

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