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MRS J. ELPHINSTONE DALRYMPLE.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
HURST AND BLACKETT, PUBLISHERS,
13 GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
249. V. 345.
SIR EDWARD LYTTON BULWER LYTTON,
THIS WORK IS, BY PERMISSION,
BY THE AUTHOR.
FOR the first time for many years I find myself alone in my own home. The dear ones whose interests have been mine, and with whose fate my own has been so interwoven that I have, as it were, played a subordinate part in my own life, are dispersed for a time, occupied with nearer and dearer ties than those which bind them to meand I am alone, with the memory of the past, and the hope (ever brighter as the sun of this life draws towards its setting) which is full of eternity.
In arranging my household gods, and dis