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404 A DISCONTENTED PAPER.
LVIIL—A DISCONTENTED PAPEB.
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down to tiie pier . There I obtained my ticket , and in spite of tlte cold east windsat down at the side of the boatpermitting my
tears to drop , down and mingle with the gloomy river , , so like my own dark future . It would have been bliss to rush and lock myself
in my own room on reaching' home , but we are an orthodox family , therefore I nearly choked myself trying to swallow pan-cakes and
tears together . It was not ( as I reasoned with myself when alone ) that this disappointment was so much greater than its predecessors ,
but the unexpected kindness oppressed me . It came like water in the desert , like balm to the aching heart , and yet it made me weep ,
as I have wept on a few , and only a few , occasions in my life . Still , I was undeniably disappointed— -not of course that I did not obtain
the situation , but that it proved so unsuitable . I felt , oh ! so humbledand so smallwhen I thought about having applied for it ,
and every , time I remembered , the kind encouragement of those noble hearted people , I felt more and more insignificant . I think
this was my last failure , but all that passed immediately afterwards has quite vanished _from my memory .
My next recollection is of hearing from a kind relative in Manchester that she had advertised for me in the " Guardian" and
, obtained several answers ; my next that I had to call upon a lady in London , who was commissioned by her friend in the country to
" look at me ; " and my next , that on the day affcer Good Friday , I was travelling , as fast as steam could carry me , away to the North .
If any have followed me through my trials with interest , they will be gratified to learn that in the cotton metropolis there awaited
my arrival , a truly comfortable home , a new friend , and three intelligent ils . My trials at first were numerous in my new
popup sition ; but by patience , I surmounted all difficulties . One more memory of the past , and I have finished . I recollect that as soon
as I found myself alone , on that first night with strangers , I thanked God with an overflowing heart for his present mercies , but even
more for those which I then began to feel had been " blessings in .
disguise . " , / '
404 A Discontented Paper.
404 A DISCONTENTED PAPER .
Lviil—A Discontented Papeb.
LVIIL—A DISCONTENTED PAPEB . FROM THE PORTFOLIO OF AN OPTIMIST . ¦ -- _* -
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. 4 - Mm II . " Now , here ' s another discontented paper . _"—Shaksiieare .
For the first time in my life I have recently been in a public house parlorandoddly enoughat the command of a lady ; no otherin
fact , than , , our Sovereign , Lady the Queen . My habits are , so
quiet , and , as far as public meddling goes , so uneitizen-like , that
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Aug. 1, 1858, page 404, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01081858/page/44/