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THE

LADY OF THE MANOR;

BEING

A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS

ON THE

SUBJECT OF CONFIRMATION.

INTENDED FOR THE USE OF

THE MIDDLE AND HIGHER RANKS

OF

YOUNG FEMALES.

BY MRS. SHERWOOD,
Author of " Little Henry and His Bearer,” &c. &c.

IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

VOLUME V.

PHILADELPHIA: TOWAR, J. & D. M. HOGAN; Pittsburg-HOGAN & co.

Stereotyped by L. Johnson.

1831.

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THE

LADY OF THE MANOR.

CHAPTER XXII.

Tenth Commandment.- Thou shalt not covet thy Neigh

bour's House, thou shalt not covet thy Neighbour's Wife, nor his Servant, nor his Maid, nor his Ox, nor his Ass, nor any Thing that is his.

“AS the commandments have already engaged our attention for a considerable time," said the lady of the manor to her young people, on the evening chosen for the consideration of the tenth commandment, “I hope to close the subject of this day with a narrative which I happen to have by me relative to the matter in hand. And, as most of what may be said on this subject is introduced in different parts of this story, I think it the less needful to make any remarks of my own on the question.”

The lady of the manor then drew forth a small manuscript from her work-bag; and, when she had read the title, a smile immediately appeared on the countenances of the young people, several of whom remarked, that they could form no idea of what kind of narrative it would be which should answer to a title so extraordinary.

The lady of the manor smilingly signified, that she was ready to satisfy their curiosity in the best manner

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