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    Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 Excerpt: ...left to his own meditations. He did not feel quite so hopeful as he had done a few hours before, when crossing fifteen miles of open country, which lay between Doctor Birch's house and the nearest railway-station, in that worthy pedagogue's own chaise. Then it was a lovely fine morning: but it had changed, as June mornings will do, into a wet cheerless day, almost like winter. This, perhaps, had no slight effect on Cola's mind, for in common with all sensitive temperaments, he was very susceptible to the influence of weather. And, besides, as the first excitement of the journey passed away, and a weari ness crept over him, he began to feel the natural sensations of one who has for five years, night after night, gone to sleep under the same roo£: and now wanders from it, quite uncertain where he shall this evening take his rest. The vague project--' seeking one's fortune in London' resolved itself into small realities, not quite so pleasant, and for the moment he almost wished himself back in the Doctor's schoolroom, hearing his class drone over their eternal io sono, tu set, egli e. But such a brave spirit as Cola's could not long think thus. Soon he drove away all disappointment and determined to be happy. Many a man has become moderately content from this very resolve. Try it, my young friends, when you are inclined to despond: set resolutely before you all the good fortune that your condition affords, and in most cases you will find that if it does npt outweigh, it at least equals the bad. Cola did so. If on this miserable wet day he was going to London, a lad only seventeen, an orphan, having in that great city but two friends, one of whom he had never seen--still, on the other hand, he was young, healthy, had had a good education, and was...
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