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THE

YOUTH AND MANHOOD

OF

CYRIL THORNTON.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

THE SECOND EDITION.

VOL. II.

LIBRARY

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH:
AND T. CADELL, LONDON.

MDCCCXXIX.

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THE

YOUTH AND MANHOOD

OF

CYRIL THORNTON.

CHAPTER I.

Now bas your well-train' son mature attain'd
The joyful prime, when youth, elate and gay,
Steps into life, and follows, unrestrain'd,
Where passion leads, or pleasure points the way,

Wonder of a Kingdom.

A CHANGE has come o'er the spirit of my

dream. The days of my boyhood have passed away, and I am now a man-participating largely in all the hopes, passions errors, follies and pursuits which belong to that condition of our being, and about to enter on the part allotted me in the busy scene of life. It has been said that the happiest years of human ex.

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