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THE

LADY OF THE MANOR.

BY

MRS. SHERWOOD,

AUTHOR OF “ LITTLE HENRY AXD HIS BEARER,"

ETC. ETC.

VOL. IV.

FOURTH EDITION.

LONDON:
HOULSTON AND STONEMAN,

65, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1841.

J.ONDON:

R. (LAN, PRINTER, BREAD STREET HILL:

In compliance with current copyright law, the University of Minnesota Bindery produced this facsimile on permanent-durable paper to replace the irreparably deteriorated original volume owned by the University of Minnesota. 1993

THE

LADY OF THE MANOR,

&c.

CHAPTER XVIII.

Sixth Commandment.- Thou shalt do no Murder.

THE lady of the manor, finding herself again surrounded by her young people, asked one of them to repeat the sixth commandment, viz. “ Thou shalt do no murder," which was to furnish the subject for conversation during the evening.

I remember the time, and indeed it is not a very distant one,” remarked one of the young ladies, “when I should have said, “Here at least I am guiltless; here at least I am safe: I never committed murder, that is

very certain.'

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« And would you not venture to assert as much now, my dear Miss Emmeline ?” said the lady of the manor, smiling.

The young lady shook her head, and replied, “No, no; I have already been brought in guilty in every conversation, and now I dare not plead innocence on any occasion.”

“Until we are made sensible of the spirituality and exS tent of the law of God, my dear young people,” remark

ed their excellent instructress, " we may possibly buoy ourselves with the idea that we have duly observed some parts of it; but those persons who have enlarged

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