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THE WILL,

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A Domestic Story.

“ Earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the Saints."

6 Reason pursued is Faith ; and, unpursued
Where proof invites, 'tis Reason then no more."

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COLLEGE

HARVARD

FEB 24 1915

LIBRARY
Welst stund

22, BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-fourth day of March, in the forty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, Charles Wiley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof be claims as proprietor, in the words and figures following, to wit :

“ Justina; or, The Will. A Domestic Story. In two volumes,
" Earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the Saints."

6 Reason pursued is Faith; and, unpursued

Where proof invites, 'tis Reason then no more.” In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, 4 An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, “ charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the “ time therein mentioned ;" and also, to an aet, entitled, “An act supplemen" tary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing - the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such “ copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits " thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES DILL,
Clerk of the Southern District of New York.

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JUSTINA,

CHAPTER I.

And let it mitigate thy wo's excess,
That thou hast been to me all tenderness,
And friend to more than human frieodship just.
Oh! by that retrospect of happiness,
And by the hopes of an immortal trust,
God shall assuage thy pangs--when I am laid in dust!

CAMPBELL

Mr. Melross was a merchant of great wealth and eminence in the city of NewYork; he had married early, and had passed several years in a course of happiness, rarely exceeded in this sublunary state ; but the instability of all human bliss was beginning to be exemplified in him. His hitherto prosperous circumstances were assailed by repeated misfortunes at sea; and were at length, by the failure of an eminent mercantile house in London, placed in such jeopardy, as to demand his presence there, to see if nothing could be done to avert utter ruin. He had, too, another motive for wishing to embark speedily for England. His wife, whom he had early loved, and long cherished, as the richest of

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VOL. I.

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