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“ I do, absolutely, think it,” replied lord Francis, struggling with a deep-drawn sigh. * But Fitzroy's heart I will probe and well examine before I sleep. I will impart to him what, I have not a doubt, will prove his talisman against the wiles of this sorceress. To the utmost of my power will I exert inyself to save him from destruction, for he is the most beloved friend I have; and, Miss De Clifford, if you knew every secret of my heart, you would be convinced how much I love, how highly prize him, by my making exertions for the only event which can secure bis happiness.”

“ If Mr. Fitzroy has been great deal unfortunate in love, he is most eminently blessed from friendship,” said Julia.

The conversation of our heroine and his lordship now ceased, and each was soon lost in meditation, which lady Gaythorn no sooner perceived, than, from anxiety to learn something of the vanished Fitzroy and his partner, she hastily announced her wish once more to join the dancers. Lord Francis found himself under the necessity of asking for the honour of her hand, which she readily granted: they joined the set, and Mr. Strictland safely conducted Julia to her seat by Mrs. Goodwin, who was in no small

panic at the great attention which, with green and yellow eyes, she saw Fitzroy bestow upon his partner, in the moment she received her hurt, and that he tenderly bore her away. And neither Fitzroy nor lady Enderfield could the searching gaze of Julia now anywhere discover.

Lady Gaythorn and lord Francis had only just danced to the bottom of the set, when, to their great surprise, supper was announced. Vain was now every attempt they made to get Julia to join them, whom they both had reasons for wishing to sit with them at supper : the impetuous torrent, rushing to the festive board, carried them away in despite of every resistance, and almost without the trouble of walking to the supper-room; and Julia, with Mrs. Goodwin, by the arbitrary will of the multitude, were, in the same way, cut off from every individual of the large party they had come with, except doctor Sydenham, who was too old and feeble to attempt struggling for them through such a greedy throng.

Mrs. Goodwin and her lovely young friend sat, with acquiescent resignation, upon a bench near the door ; while doctor Sydenham (after the tumult on the stairs had subsided) went down to reconnoitre; but who soon returned with intelligence; that determined them to continue where they were.--"I believe,” said the good doctor, “ in the great room they have not left even space sufficient for the waiters to enter; and the other rooms below are crammed with freeholders ready to cram themselves with the luxuries provided for them :-and here, since

you are contented to remain, I think I may venture to promise Mrs. Hobbs will supply you with some kind of refreshments.”

“ I not wish at all for any, my dear sir,” said Julia, in a tone of ineffable mildness, but touching sadness ; which instantly determined her good and venerable friend to bring her some wine at least, if he was even to procure it at the hazard of being well buffeted by the multitude below.

Julia De Clifford was no faultless monster: she had rather a large stock of pride, and some vanity, both of which were now severely mortified and wounded by this public dereliction of Fitzroy, who had seemed to take such unwearied pains to evince to the world his attachment to her: and not only was she deprived of the attentions of Fitzroy, which had been so interest

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panic at the great attention which, with green and yellow eyes, she saw Fitzroy bestow upon his partner, in the moment she received her hurt, and that he tenderly bore her away. And neither Fitzroy nor lady Enderfield could the searching gaze of Julia now anywhere discover.

Lady Gaythorn and lord Francis had only just danced to the bottom of the set, when, to their great surprise, supper was announced. Vain was now every attempt they made to get Julia to join them, whom they both had reasons for wishing to sit with them at supper : the impetuous torrent, rushing to the festive board, carried them away in despite of every resistance, and almost without the trouble of walking to the supper-room; and Julia, with Mrs. Goodwin, by the arbitrary will of the multitude, were, in the same way, cut off from every individual of the large party they had come with, except doctor Sydenham, who was too old and feeble to attempt struggling for them through such a greedy throng.

Mrs. Goodwin and her lovely young friend sat, with acquiescent resignation, upon a bench near the door; while doctor Sydenham (after the tumult on the stairs

had subsided) went down to reconnoitre; but who soon returned with intelligence, that determined them to continue where they were.—“I believe,” said the good doctor, " in the great room they have not left even space sufficient for the waiters to enter; and the other rooms below are crammed with freeholders ready to cram themselves with the luxuries provided for them :-and here, since you are contented to remain, I think I may venture to promise Mrs. Hobbs will supply you with some kind of refreshments.”

“ I not wish at all for any, my dear sir," said Julia, in a tone of ineffable mildness, but touching sadness ; which instantly determined her good and venerable friend to bring her some wine at least, if he was even to procure it at the hazard of being well buffeted by the multitude below.

Julia De Clifford was no faultless monster : she had rather a large stock of pride, and some vanity, both of which were now severely mortified and wounded by this public dereliction of Fitzroy, who had seemed to take such unwearied pains to evince to the world his attachment to her: and not only was she deprived of the attentions of Fitzroy, which had been so interest

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