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to describe my feelings, or their effect on my behavior, if I did you would think her whom you have always supposed so moderate, extravagant and ridiculous. To the course of the evening, I was amply rewarded for all my tormenting fears, by the bewitching sweetness, with which she addressed me. [Twice ?] then, the happiest part of each day, has been enjoyed in her society. How fortunate you are, my dear Margaret, to live in the same place with the most fascinating being I ever knew; [?] to be allowed to call her a friend. There is a [im ?] [plaintiveness ?] in her voice, which [?] her [?], sometimes even painfully interesting. It penetrates to the [inn ?] recesses of my heart, and sounds in my ears like [s ?] of a departed spirit mourning the [mis ?] of those it left on earth. How happy would she make Dr. Miller! She only can make him as happy as he deserves to be. No other could sufficiently recompense him for all his sufferings. [?] in her society he would less keenly [regard ?] the [untimely ?] fate of his brother, and his friend. Of that lamented [friend ?] I am constantly reminded. Last evening, whilst I was congratulating myself upon my good fortune in [?] with Ms. Higginson, Dr. Rodgers introduced the dreadful subject, all my pleasure fled, and I could scarcely restrain my emotions. Why am I now so feelingly alive to pain? It was formerly a stranger to my bosom. Is it because the like of youthful spirits, that carried me so gayly down the current of life, has subsided? It must be so, for the tempest to which I was exposed, was not uncommonly severe

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