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THE

EVERY-DAY PHILOSOPHER

IN

TOWN AND COUNTRY.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

THE RECREATIONS OF A COUNTRY PARSON.

BOSTON:
TICKNOR AND FIELDS,
1865.

UNIVERSITY PRESS:

WELCH, BIGELOW, AND COMPANY, CAMBRIDGE.

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CHAPTER I.

TO WORK AGAIN.

F you had slept last night in any one of the row of houses which forms the north side of a certain street in a certain city,

you would almost certainly have been wakened up a little before six o'clock this morning by a most dreadful squall, which was the culmination of a stormy night. It was quite dark. The rain was driven in bitter plashes against the windows. The windows rattled, the doors creaked, the very walls seemed to tremble, and there was a dismal howling in the chimneys. For though the street I have mentioned has the city all round it, yet the ground on which it is built slopes so much, that the houses catch the unbroken force of the wind from the not distant sea. And from the upper windows, if you look to the north, beyond the gleam of a frith six miles in breadth, you may discern a range of hills, not far enough distant to seem blue.

It was a time in which to remember those who are at sea; and to be thankful that you were safe on shore.

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