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FOR E S T LIFE.

BY THE AUTHOR OF "A NEW HOME."

" Where are the advantages, beyond the means, first, of mere subsistence,
secondly, of information, which ought not to be indifferent to true philosophers ?
And yet, where exists the true philosopher who has been able, effectually, to
detach himself from the common mode of thinking on such subjects ?”

SIR W. Scott.

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FOREST LIFE.

CHAPTER XXXII.

* * *

At his outset he was not what he became.

It is true there was always a large stock of Individuality — but how many ideas, how many sentiments, how many inclinations are changed in him !

Guizot.

A YEAR and a half had elapsed since the abstraction of the grapes, and the skin had grown over Seymour's knuckles, and also the bark over certain letters which he had carved in very high places on some of Mr. Hay's forest-trees; and, sympathetically perhaps, a suitable covering over the wounds made in his heart by the scornful eyes of the unconscious Caroline. His figure had changed its proportions, as if by a wire-drawing process, since what it had gained in length was evidently subtracted from its breadth. The potato redness of his cheeks had subsided into a more presentable complexion, and his teeth were whiter than ever, while the yawns which used to exhibit them unseasonably had given place to a tolerable flow of conversation, scarcely tinctured by mauvaise honte.

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