Lucile

Lucile

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Lucile

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LUCILE.

PART I. CANTO I.

I.
LETTER FROM THE COMTESSE DE NEVERS TO LORD ALFRED VARGRAVE.

'I HEAR from Bigorre you are there. I am told
'You are going to marry Miss Darcy. Of old,
'So long since you may have forgotten it now,
'(When we parted as friends, soon mere strangers
to grow,)
'Your last words recorded a pledge -- what you
will --
'A promise -- the time is now come to fulfil.
'The letters I ask you, my lord, to return,
'I desire to receive from your hand. You discern
'My reasons, which, therefore, I need not explain.
'The distance to Serchon is short. I remain
'A mouth in these mountains. Miss Darcy, per
chance,
'Will forego one brief page from the summer ro
mance
'Of her courtship, and spare you one day from
your place
'At her feet, in the light of her fair English face.
'I desire nothing more, and I trust you will feel
'I desire nothing much.

'Your friend always,

'LUCILE.'

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