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Excerpt from Dawn and Twilight, Vol. 1: A Tale

"And such is human life; so gliding on,
It glimmers like a meteor and is gone!"

Rogers.

The sun shone brightly over the park at Elvanlees one April morning, lighting up the trunks of the old trees, and seeming to impart a more delicate tint to the graceful larch, whose tender shoots gave the first token of coming days of warmth and full foliage. The large piece of water shone like a sheet of silver, and the spacious, rambling old mansion, which stood about a hundred yards beyond, looked bright and cheerful as the sunbeams danced on its walls and turrets.

It was a pleasant-looking old house, though without any direct claims to architectural beauty. It had been so often added to and altered, that the original idea of the architect could hardly be perceived; but some rich, clustering ivy lent its graceful wreathing to hide defects and harmonize the whole, and it certainly was an edifice on which the eye rested with no unpleasurable sensations.

Swans and water-fowl were sailing and splashing about on the water, evidently performing their morning ablutions.

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Dawn and Twilight, Vol. 1: A Tale by Anna Maria Hopton

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Author
Anna Maria Hopton
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Forgotten Books
Date of release
Pages
236
ISBN
9781330230374
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Paperback
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