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277CHAPTER XXIV. “Come può ritrarre il piede Inesperto pellegrino Dagli Inciampi che non vede, Dai Perigli che non sa? ”—METASTASIO. It used to be lengthy sooner than the sunrise of 1 of the few tender days of October, 1779, that Bessie Lee left her secure domestic to start a deadly trip. the sunshine of cause used to be no longer rather extinct, and with a few forecast she took a couple of cash, keepsakes, that had lengthy lain idly in a drawer, and transferred them to her pocket; then putting in her bosom the little ivory field containing, as she wildly fancied, the charms that certain her to Jasper Meredith, she built herself for her trip. A regard to decorate is an innate concept in girl that no thinker can deny to the intercourse. In all her mutations, that is still. The resemblance of the costume of an insane individual to the ill-sorted and imperfect apparatus in a dream, verifies Rush’s comment, that derangement is a protracted dream—a dream a brief derangement. Bessie, after taking a look over her reasonable cloth cabinet, chosen the single gala costume it contained—a white silk petticoat and blue bodice; yet after dressing herself in them, both from the intuition of neatness or from the glimmering of the unfitness of such traveling clothing, she took off the silk petticoat, and after tying it in a handkerchief with a few extra crucial articles, she laced the bodice 278over a dimity skirt, and placed over lengthy linen nightgown. thrilled along with her personal provident sagacity in arraying herself for day and evening, she threw over the total a brown silk cardinal, and a chip gipsy hat tied down with a blue gauze handkerchief. “He consistently advised me I had notion in dress,” she acknowledged, as she gave a happy, parting look on the glass. In passing her mother’s door, she paused: “I have heard it used to be a foul sign,” inspiration she, “to go away domestic with out your parent’s blessing, yet i am going forth with Heaven’s, and hers needs to keep on with. ” She then proceeded to equip her horse, and set out at the New-York highway, which she pursued unerringly. She fancied that a similar providential exemption from the need of sustenance vouchsafed to her used to be prolonged to her horse regular, and the animal, occurring to be full-fed, reliable and of hardworking conduct appeared to acquiesce in his intended future, retailer from time to time, while he resolutely halted at a movement of water to slake his thirst. The a part of New-England during which Bessie’s direction lay used to be steril and in moderation settled. She was once unmolested, and for the main half unobserved. She might occasionally go a home the place the youngsters may pause from their play, stare, and ask, one of many different, who that beautiful girl might be? and sweetness, that with one of these great cloak, she may still journey with no gloves! as soon as a kind-hearted farmer stopped her, and after asking her numberless inquiries to which he obtained no passable replies, he earnestly begged her to forestall at his apartment for a few refreshment. She declined his hospitality with an insurance that she didn't want it, and a grin that so little harmonized together with her blanched cheek, and wild and depression eye, that the great guy acknowledged her seems to be haunted him.

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