Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth

Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth

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Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth

Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth

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Montraville was a lieutenant in the army; Belcour was his brother officer; they had been to take leave of their friends previous to their departure for America, and were now returning to Portsmouth, where the troops waited orders for embarkation. They had stopped at Chichester to dine ; and knowing they had sufficient time to reach the place of destination before dark, and yet allow them a walk, had resolved, it being Sunday afternoon, to take a survey of the Chichester ladies as they returned from their devotions.

They had gratified their curiosity, and were preparing to return to the inn without honoring any of the belles with particular attention, when Madame Du Pont, at the head of her school, descended from the church. Such an assemblage of youth and innocence naturally attracted the young soldiers; they stopped; and as the little cavalcade passed, almost involuntarily . . .

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