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to kiss away the red Vv^ales from Mattie's
lovely skin, while the tears were running
down both their faces. Oh, they never were
so happy as then."

*' I expect my wife to be a reasonable be-
ing, and influenced by other considerations



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than those of bodily chastisement. Has affec-
tion no influence upon you ? Are you not
amenable to a fear of unhappiness, as well as
of physical pain — my unhappiness as well as
your own ?"

" You speak to a Vv-oman as if she were a
man, and open to reason ! I tell you a
woman who loves is not a reasonable being,
and you must not deal ^vith her as one."

" A man who loves shrinks from making
her he loves unhappy."

'' Then why do you make me so ?"

" I do not make you so. You make your-
self so bv induleino- baseless fancies."

" Baseless ! when you speak to other
women ?"

'' Well, we will see what our medical friends
can do for your disease. I give it up."

" Oh, don't let them come and live here.
If you must go away, let me stay here by my-
self. I will try to be good — I will indeed.
And you mustn't be angry with your Nannie
for lovinof vou too well."

END OF VOL. II.



fclLLING. I'RlNTE.i, GUIl-DFOKD, SURREY.





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