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FREDERIKA BREMER.

VOL. V.

THE NEIGHBOURS,

Vol. 2.

LONDON: H. G. CLARKE AND CO., 66, OLD BAILEY.

N E I G H B 0 U RS.

BY

FREDERIKA BREMER,

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AUTHORESS OF STRIFE AND PEACE," THE I- PAMILY,”

THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTERS," ETC., ETC., ETC.

TRANSLATED FROM THE SWEDISH,

BY

E. A. FRE I D LÆN DER,

(LATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN,)

PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES TO THE KINGSTON COLLEGE, &C. HULL, AUTHOR OP A GERMAN GRAMMAR, IMPROVED AND SIMPLI

FIED, IN FIVE SYNOPTICAL TABLES, ETC., ETC.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

H. G. CLARKE AND CO., 66, OLD BAILEY.

THE NEIGHBOURS.

I.

EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM BRUNO M. TO ANTONIO

DE R.

... I drew near to her without any, intention. I only wished to behold the beauty of her countenance, the innocence which shone on it, fair #s the brightness of a serene sky. I only wished to listen to her voice, to her words——to all her peculiar loveliness. What the freshness of the waves, whạt the sounds of song, what the caresses of my mother have ever been'for me, that was now her presence. I felt happy within the sound of her voice; at a look from her every painful feeling, every unholy thought subsided,,I felt myself a better

man.

Not she, not I, but the power which filled my soul's depths with the fire of a volcano,--that power caused this feeling suddenly to grow up into a consuming flame.

But I do not love her as I have formerly loved. No Serena then stood in my nightly path. She is my first, puie love.

Just because she is so unlike those women which I

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