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BY THE AUTHOR OF "WAVERLEY,
"If my readers should at any time remark that I am particularly dull, they
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PEVERIL OF THE PEAK.
Parents have flinty hearts! No tears can move them.
W HEN Alice Bridgenorth entered, at length, the parlour where her anxious lover had so long expected her, it was with a slow step, and a composed manner. Her dress was arranged with an accurate attention to form, which at once enhanced the appearance of its puritanic simplicity, and struck Julian as a bad omen; for although the time bestowed upon the toilette may, in many cases, intimate the wish to appear advantageously at such an interview, yet a ceremonious arrangement of attire is very much allied with for