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BY WASHINGTON IRVING.

IN THE CORRESPONDING STYLE OF PHONOGRAPHY.

LONDON:
F. PITMAN, 20 & 21 PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.

BATH:
ISAAC PITMAN, PHONETIC INSTITUTE.

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I never heard
Of any true affection, but 'twas nipt
With care, that, like the caterpillar, eats
The leaves of the spring's sweetest book, the rose.

-Middleton. It is a common practice with those who have outlived the susceptibility of early feeling, or have been brought up in the gay heartlessness of dissipated life, to laugh at all love stories, and to treat the tales of romantic passion as mere fictions of novelists and poets. My observations on human nature have induced me to think otherwise. They have convinced me, that

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