The Spy; a Tale of the Neutral Ground: Referring to Some Particular Occurrences During the American War: Also Pourtraying American Scenery and Manners. ...

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G. B. Whittaker, 1825
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Hush dwere his Gertrude slips! but still their bland And beautiful expression seem dto melt With love that could not die! and still his hand She presses to the heart no more that felt. Gertrude of Wyoming. THE brief arrangement of the dragoons had prepared two apartments for the reception of the ladies, the one being in tended as a sleeping-room, and situated within the other. Into the latter, I sabella was immediatly conveyed at her own request, and placed on a rude bed by the side of the unconscious Sarah. When Miss Peyton and Frances flew to her as sistance, they found her with a smile.

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