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HARVEY MURDER. ATTORNEY AT LAW
and GENERAL INBU RANGE AGENT Of
fi'-e. Bridge street, opposite Wall's Hotel, Tunkli.-.n
fio k Pa.
ar. w. rLTioADs, rvi. n.,
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Respectfully offers Iris profe—ioii il services to the
jitizens of Tunkhannock .111 I vi -ioity. lb- i"i:i be
feunl. when not professionally engage), either at hi?
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DR. J. u. RORSEI.IRS. HAVING LOCAT
EII AT THE FALLS, WILL promptly attend
nil calls in the line of his profession—may Lc found
at Beemer's Hotel, when not prdessioually
Falls, Oct. 10, LaCl.
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oming that they have located at M loopaiiy, where
(Mey will promptly attend to all calls in the line of
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entremoreland, Wyoming Co. Pa.—v2n2
LATE AMERICAN HOUSE,
TUNKHANNOCK, WYOMING CO , I* V
I'll IB establishment has recently been refitted and
furnished in the latest style Every attention
wiil he given to the comfort and convee'e&ce of those
WJO putroiiize the Ilonse.
T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor.
Tunkhannock, September 11, 18G1.
NORTH BRANCH HOTEL,
MESHOPPEN, WYOMING COUNTY, PA
RILEY WARXER, Frop'r.
HAYING resumed the proprietorship of the above
Hotel, the undersigned will spare no effort to
rsnjer the house an agreeable place of sojourn for
.l who may favor it with their custom.
■'•rtemlier 11, 1961.
WYO-M IN G COUN TY , PENNA.
JOHN MA Y N AU D , Proprietor.
UAVING taken the Hotel, in the Borough of
Tunkhannock, recently occupied by Rilcv
Warner, the proprietor respectfully si Ii its a share of
paMie patronage. The House has been thoroughly
repaired, anl the comforts and accomodations of a
fir-u class Hotel, will be found bv all who may favor
it with their custom. Ber>tonV>p 11
AT GILMAN, has permanently located in Tunk
-J • bannock Borough, and respectfully tenders his
professional services to the citizens of this place and
ALL WORK WARRANTED, TO GIVE SATIS
i ffOffico over Tutton's Law Office, near the Pos
Dec. 11, 1361.
HO \V AR D ASSOC IATION,
For the "Relief of the Sick <s• Distressed, afflicted irith
Virulent and Chronic Diseases, and especially
for the Cure of Diseases f the Sexual Organs
Medical advice given gratis, by the Acting Surgeon
valuable Reports on Spermatorrhoea or Semmas
6 *kness, and other Diseases of the Sexual Org* is
anion the New Reinediesemployei in the
ry, sent to the afflicted in soaled letter onvelope f- ie
of charge, fwo or three stamps for postage will be
ae-eptable. Address, Dr J 3KILEIN HOL'GU
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Mhaheppfn, Sepf 19. 1961.
ON THE MARCH.
A soldier lay on the frozen ground,
With only a blanket tightened around
Ilis weary and wasted frame :
Down at his feet the fitful light
Of fading coals, in the freezing night,
Fell as a mockery on the sight,
A heartless, purple flame.
All day long with his heavy load,
W eary and sore, on the mountain road,
And over the desolate plain ;
All day long throhch the crusted mud,
Over the snow and through the flood,
Marking his way with a track of blood,
He followed the winding train.
I Nothing to eat at the bivouac,
But a frozen crust in his haversack, ""■
The half of a comrade's store —
A crust, that after a longer fast,
Some pampered spaniel might have passed,
Kuowing i hat morsal to be tho last
That lay at his master's door.
No other sound on his slumber fall,
Than the lonesome tread of the sentinel,
That equal, measured pace,
And the wind that came from the cracking pine,
And the dyingoak and the swinging pine,
In many a weary, weary line,
To tho soldier's hollow face.
But the soldier slept, and the dreams were
As the rosy glow of his bridal night,
With tlia angel on his breast,
For he passed away from the wintry gloom
I To the pleasant ligat of a cheerful room,
Where a cat sat purring upon the looin,
And his weary heart was blest,
His children came—two blue-eyed girls.
With laughing lips and sunny carls,
And cheeks of ruddy glow—
; And the mother pale, hut lovely now,
] A- when upon her virgin brow
! lie proudly scaled bis eaily vow,
j In the summer, long ago.
But the reveille wild, in the morning grav,
I ° ° " i
Startled t lie heauliful vision away,
Like a frightened bir 1 ~t tho night;
And it see in e 1 to the soldier's misty brain
I Bat ihe shrill 'attoo that sounde i again,
| AnJ he turned with a dull, uneasy pain,
j To the camp-fire's dying light.
BY JULIA A. BURDICK.
Shall T ever forget that unhappy day whose
miseries ari?e before nu*. even now, with such
, terrible distinctness ?
j The long, duty road wound like a huge
yell' w serjK'nt up the hillside, and concealed
i its further course in the forest of stunted
pines and half grown hemlocks on the fop
j On either side lay freshly ploughed fields
with not a blade of verdure to enliven the
I vast stretch of brown ; and hack of me the
'ureal, busy, dusty town, from whence a
: thousand clanging discords came to my ear,
blended and mellowed by the distance into a
; roar like that of the far off, mulled artillery.
; Imagine a desert, sterile, desolate, and silent
as the eternal night of (lie iulin ite reaches of
moonless, and starless space, ami these arid,
lifeless sand-plains fainting and fading still
|in the glare of a fierce, unwinking sun, ami
I you have the scene that uircked m) tortured
The old gatif keeper looked at me curious
11y as I walked by. lie was only one'of the
many phantoms that I passed on my way.
, One of these ghouls raised his hat, as f met
l him, and another spoke to me. lie was an
I old friend, but T sca p cely knew that I had
| ever seen such a face otr of the hideou?
i dreams of my childhood, when half human
1 monsters assailed me on the verge of dizzy
• cldfs, or bore me aloft among nightmare-la
den clouds to hutl me down, down, into un
fathomable abysses. The smile with which
jhe greeted me was almost fiendish; his
voice came up from pits of darkness, and wa
a concentration of malice, hate, and all wick
edness. Was his sardonic grin evoked by a
! similar contortion of inuscle and nerve in my
; own face ? I asked myself the question.—
No, for though iny breath came short and
quick, and there were demons of anger and
pride :n my hea r t, tearing each other like
caged giants, I was assured that I had per
mitted no signs of the wretchedness within
to undermine the rigid tranquility of my
I smile, or rise through the calm tones of my
Presently the hot sand began to burn
through my thin shoes, and, when I reached
the margin of the pines, I was glad to seat
myself in the dusky shade, and throw off
my warm shawl and close bonnet. I was in
a defiant mood now, and smiled contemptu
ously at mv own weakness when I found
that my anger had, after all, resulted in
nothing better or worse than the gnawing
j out of the ends of two or three glove fingers,
and the breaking apart of the little clasp
that joined them at the wrist. What bitter
thoughts were iny companions ! Ah, John
Hamilton, if you had known to what unchar
itableness toward the world j to what bitter
feelings ; to what fierce battles witha'l with-
"TO SPEAK HIS THOUGHTS IS EVERY FREEMAN'S RIGIIT."-Tliomaa Jefferson.
TUNKHANNOCK, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4, 1863.
in me that was good as well as that was
bad, your insane desire to. know how long
you could play the tyrant, and how long 1
would play (he slave was leading me, would
you have risked so much to gaiu so little?
I had loved John Hamilton dearly, trusted
him entirely, and now—it was all over. A
woman utterly destitute of heart or soul, a
beautiful incarnation of coquetry and deceit
had won, without an effort, a love that was
nothing to her, but more than my life tome.
Even when I felt more secure in the possess*
•on of it, and triumphantly thought, "You
may take him now, but you cannot keep him ;
he values my little finger more than a thous
and like you—and even then his heart was
suffering itself to be drawn away from me.-
And then I thought, if she were only noble,
and good—Worthy the love of such a man. I
could bear it better j but [—who had count
ed myself of so little worth in his eyes, and
wondered, knowing that no rareness of bean
ty could ever enchain him, what good he
had seen in me to love—l felt mjself to be,
in all womanly attributes, imeasurably her
Gradually my excited mood wore off, and
more peaceful thoughts took possession of tnv
mind. I was weary enough to be glad to tit
still, and calm enough to watch, with some
little pleasure, the snowy clouds chasing each
other over the blue vault above, and their re
tlection crossing and recrossing the placid
stream winding through Ihe valley at my
feel. My reveries were interrupted by the
tramp of approaching horses. A bend in the
road concealed them from my view, but the
soft rumbling of the carriage, and the even,
concerted footfalls ot the horses sounded un
pleasantly familiar. It was too late to re
treat further back among (lie tress; I could
not conceal myself behind the slender trunk
of the oiie on whose roots I sat; and then
it might not be Jonn.
As I feared, it was John with a flush on
his forehead, and alight in his eye, whose
meaning I could not guess. He sprang from
the carriage and came up to me, whip in hand,
and with a resolute air.
" Magg e,' said he, " are you ready to go
home with me ? I think you have admired
this charming landscape long enough ; if not,
you shall come again to-morrow. Perhaps
you have been sketching ? No ? Well, Eat 1
man saw you here two hours ago, and report
ed your safety to your mother, and also to
your humble servant, who, with disheveled
hair and Mreaming eyes, had vainly sought
h-r you in every confectionery shop, fancy
s'ore, and dry goods emporium in town.—
Come, Maggie, yonr mother was really alarm- :
ed about you. and charged tne not to return
'• Thank you very kindly, ceilainlv 1 will
go with you," I replied, somewhat haughtily ;
and then added, " Dear mother ! she is one
of the few people in the world who are not
always thinking of themselves "
I wou]j not permit him to fold my shawl
around me when T arose—an evidence of ill
feeling toward hiinelf, which he noticed bv
a most provoking little shrug of the shoul
ders. Tn our peaceful days, it had been one
of my greatest pleasures to allow him to do
many thing? for me, which T could do a
great deal hotter for myself, and this was
one. Like many another aw kward, man, he
could not wrap t' e lightest of shawls around
me, without pulling my hair down to one
side or the other, and pushing rny collar up
against rt>y face- But what were collar dis
arranged. and etraggling hair, to the delight
oMieing served by such a man, in such a ■
•rootle way ?
" John." said T. after we were adjusted in !
the carriage sufficiently far apart to accord
with my newlp-acquired idea "f propriety,
l I should not go back with you if mamma
had not. sent for me. I regret very much
that she should have asked you to perform
>uch a disagreeable task." I said this with
all the d'gnity the occasion seemed to me to
demand, and had the satisfaction of hearing
John langh at it most heartily.
" Your mother did not exactly send me;
that is, I heard Eastman say you were here,
and asked if I might come for you. It de
pends entirely upon yourself whether or not
it prove a disagreeable task. Let me look
m your eyes ami I can very soon tell," peer
ing around in rny averted face. " Great
pleasure," he muttered in a provukingly sar
"John," said I, with an irropressable burst
of grief, '* why do you wish to make me any
more miserable ? You know you don't love
"My dear little Maggie, I have not said
that I did love j'ou ! But I do, though, sens
ibly and visibly love you ; better than my
pet rneershauin, better than—everything in
the world except Brave. The only reason
that I love you less than Brave, is, because
he does not get angry and rush off to the pi
ny fortressess of Summit View, when 1 speak
to another dog."
" lie would if he had a heart like mine,
I between a cry and a laugh.
" Yes, no doubt, but he has not, Lr which
I cannot be sufficiently thankful. Brave's
affection for me is confiding and unselfish ;
yours is "
" Is what ?" 6aid I, angry again.
"Is also. Now, Maggie, let us not quar
rel aDy more at present, and you exercise
that sweet voice cf yours in telling me of
what heinous crime, or horrible breach of po
liteness I have been guilty which has offend
ed yon so deeply. That yout is much to be
coming to be worn for tne alone, save it for
sortie one who will appreciate it. Now tell
why tne you are angry."
"Simply because L choose to be," I replied
after a pause, mortified that I had no tangi
ble reason to give.
" Because, because ! a woman's reason for
everything unreasonable. You think Mr.
Eas'tnan a" a love of a fellow' because, and
you dislike Miss Burton, than whom you
have not got a better friend in the world, be
cause—you do not know why. It certain!'
cannot be because she likes me, that you
" Yes. Ido hate her !' I exclaimed. "If
it be wicked, then wicked I am. She is
making, me die, she has taken my life—more
than my life. You are free, go to her if you
love her better than me, and marry her too !"
" Marry her too ? I can't marry you both,
wouldn't if I could. Ido not think my aunt
would be a proper person lor me to espouse
in any event."
" John," said I" is Mis 3 Burton really
your aunt ?"
" Certainly she is my aunt, being my moth
er's youngest sister, and only a year older
than myself. Since the death of her adopted
father, Mr. Burton, she has assumed his
name in compliance with a request to that
efiect contained in his will."
" Why "did yon not tell me before ?"
" 1 might give your favorite answer, ' be
cause ;' but L have a better reason, although
it is s cruel and a selfish one. I was anxious
to know if your faith in me was as strong as
you yourself thought it to be. Do not think
that you have been the only sufferer: ft has
pained me, beyond expressionl to see how
easily you were led to doubt mc."
" Pray, John, forgive me !" I cried. "Do
you not know that it is because I could die
easier than give you up that it made me so
wretched to think that you loved 'another!"
"And you will forgive me, and love An
nie for my sake, until you can learn to love
Iter for her own ? She is a belle, hut not s
heartless as you suppose ; fir, while she was
flirting with her nephew,she was not flirting
with Charlie Eastman."
1 had been working surreptitiously, for a
long time, endeavoring to get a very plain
hut very suggestive gold ring off my third
finger; but, after this revelation, I was well
pleased to let it remain there. St. Paul's
Church saw a double wedding, nit long after
and I do not know why anj* person should
say that ihe four who, two hours after the
ceremony, were off for the lakes aed Niagara,
were not four ridiculously self satisfied and
other-self satisfied people.
Mr. and Mis. John Hamilton are a model
couple. They never say' "My love," or,
"My dear," to each other, in public, and
this is the best pr of I an give that they <h>,
not come to harsh words in private. Mrs.
John Hamilton (I allude to iny self) is not a
boastful woman ; and jou would never find
out, by her saying so, that she knows very
wrll why her own cozy little sitting room,
with the shaded lamp on the round table in
front of the fire—the sewing chair, with the
basket vfwork close beside it—the large ea
sv chair and slippers, a little way off—are
things pleasant and enjoyable to her hus
band. She knows why he lingers so long
over his Coffee, in the morning, and then
coaxes her to the street door, with him, be
fore he will be convinced that it is late, and
he must take liisgood-by kiss and go. She
knows why, when, one day, she found a few
silver threads in her brown hair, he took
her on his knees, and, laying his hand on her
head, whispered, " We are growing old, dar
ling : but we will always love each other
just the same."
ANOTHER REMEDY FOR DIPTIIERIA.
A Pennsylvania correspondent writes us
that the diptheria is very prevalent in some
paris of that State, and says that we would
confer a great favor upon the sufferers by re
puhli-hing tha remedy given about a year ago
With tins request we comply. It is as fol
" Make two small hags that will reach from
ear to ear, and fill theui with ashes and salt ;
dip thein in hot water, and wring them out
so they will not drip, and apply them to the
throat ; cover up the whole with a flannel
cloth, and change them its often as they be
come cool, until the throat becomes irritated,
near blistering. For children, it is nec
essary to put flannel cloths between the
a?hes and the throat to prevent blistering >
When tho ashes have he n on a sufficient tim u ,
take a flannel cloth and rub it with castile
soap until it is covered with a thick lather)
dip it in hot water, and apply it to the throat'
and change as they cool; at the same time
use a gargle made of one teaspoonful of cay
enne pepper, one of salt, one of molasses, in a
teaspoonful of hot water, and when cool, add
one fourth as much cider-vinegar, and gargle
every fifteen m'rates until the patient require?
sleep. A gargle made of castilc soap is good
to be used part of the time."
A correspondent in Maine, in sending the
above remedy, says there had been a number
of deaths from d'ptlieria, until this remedy
was used, since when all haTe recovered—N
I Y. Tribune.
HUMOR OF SOUDIER LIFE.
A private soldier, by the namo of Rich
ard Lee, was taken before the magistrate of
Glasgow, for playing cards during divine ser
vice. The aecount of it is thus given in tho
English journals :
Sergeant commanded the soldiers at the
church, and when the parson had read the
prayers he took the text. Those who had a
Bible took it out, but this soldier had nei
ther Bible nor Common Piayer Book:.but
pulling out a pack of cards, he spread them
oat before him. lie first looked at one card
and then another. The sergeant of the com
pany saw him and said:
" Richard, put up the cards ; this is no
place for them."
" Never mind that," said Richard.
When the service was over, the constable
took Richard a prisoner, and brought him
be fore the mat or.
" Well," says the mayor, " what have you
brought the soldier here for?"
" For playing cards in the church."
" Well, soldier, what have you to say for
" Much, sir, I hope."
" Very good ; if not, I will punish you
more than ever man was punished."
"I have been," said the soldier, "about
six weeks on the march. I have neither Bi
ble nor Common Prayer 800 k. I have noth
ing but a pack of cards, and I hope to satisfy
your worship of the purity of tny intentions.'
Then spreading the cards before the may
or lie began with the :
" When I see the ace it reminds me that
there is but one God.
" When I see the deuce it reminds me Of
father and "Son.
" When I see the tray it reminds me of
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
" When I see the four it reminds me of the
lour Evangelists—Matthew, Mark, Luke and
" When I see the five, it reminds meo
the five wise virgins that trimmed their
lamps, 'lhere were ten, but five were fool
ish, and weie shut out.
" When I see the six, it reminds me that
in six days the Lord made heaven and earth*
" When I see the seven, it reminds me
that on the seventh day God rested from
the gicat work he had made, and hallowed
" When I see the eight, it reminds me of
the eight rig I.teens persons that were saved
when God destroyed the world, viz: Noah
and his wife, his three sons and their wives.
" When I see the nine, it reminds mc of
the nine lepers that were cleansed, by our
Saviour. There were nine out of ten who
never returned thanks.
" When I see the ten, it reminds me of the
Ten Commanduieats which God handed down
to Moses on the tables of stone.
1 When I see the King, it reminds me o(
the Great King of Heaven, which Is God Al
" When I see the queen, it reminds me of
the Queen of Sheba who visited Solomon, for
she was as wise a woman as ho was a man,
Bhe brought with her fifty boys and fifty girls
all dresse'fl in boys 5 apparel, for King Solo
mon to tell which were boys auJ which were
girls. King Solomon sent for water for them
to wa.ah ; ibe girls washed to the elbows, and
the boys to the wrists, so King Solomon told
'• 'Well,' said the mayor, 'you have given a
description of every card in the pack except
"'What is that?
" 'The knave,' sairt the mayor,
" 'I will give your honor a description of
that too, if you will not be angry.'
" 'I will not,' said the mayor, ,if you do not
term me to be the knave.'
" 'Well said the soldier,' the greatest knave
that T know of is the constable that brought
" J do not know,' said the mayor' 'if he is
the gieatcst knave, but I know he is the
" 'When I count how many spots in a pack
of cards, I find three hundred and sixty-five—
as many days as there are in a year.
• ( 'When I count the number of cards in a
pack, I find there are fifty-two—the number
of weeks in a year ; and I find four suits—the
number of weeks in a month.
" 'I find tliero are twelve picture cards in a
pack representing the number of months in a
year ; and on counting the tricks, I find thir
teen—the number of weeks in a quarter.
'"So you see, si r, a pack of cards serves
for a Bible, almanac, and common Prayer
A PRACTICAL SECESSIONIST, — Western
Virginia, a few months ago, seceded from
Virginia, just as South Garolinia seceded
from the Union,and set up her independence.
The Black Republican Congress recognized
tho act, and though the leaders declared it
contrary to the Constitution, they admitted
her as an independent State into the Union.
The President has sigued the bill, and there
by approves in Western Virginia what he
condemns in South Carolina, and acknowl
edges himself by the act to be a practical se
I TERMS: 81.QO PER. AXNTJM
"CONSISTENCY THOU ART A JEW*
I do not want to issue a document that the
world will see must necessarily be inoperative,
like the Pope's bull against the comet. —AßE
I declare that I have no purpose directly
indirectly to interfere with the institution
slavery in the States where it exists } that I
lelieve I have no lawful right to do so, and I
have no inclination to do so.— ABE'S INAUGU
On the first day of January in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within
any State tr part of a State the people where
of shall be in rebellion against the United
Slates will be thencefcrward and forever free.
—ABE LINCOLN'S PROCLAMATION.
And people, any where,-being inclined and
having the power, have the right to rise up
and shake off" the existing government, and
form a new one that will suit them better.
This ia a most valuable a most sacred right—a
right which we hope'and believe is to liberate
the world. Nor is this right confined to case*
in which the whole people of an existing gov
ernment may choofe to exercise it. Any
portion of such people that can, may revolu
tionize and make their own of 60 much of
the territory as they inhabit. More than
this a majority of any portion of such people
may revolutionize, putting down A minority,
intermingled with, or near about them who
may oppose their movements.— AßE LIN
COLN s SPEECH IN CONGRESS.
After reading these extracts who will ques
tion A-b-e's h-o-u-e-s-t-y.
NECESSITY OF MORAL COURAGE.
A great deal of talent is lost in the world
for the want of a little courage. Every day
Rends to their graves a number of obscure
men who have remained in obscurity only
because their timidity has prevented them
from making a first effort, and who if they
could have been induced to begin, would in
all probability have gone great lengths in tho
career of fam® The fact is, that to do any
thing in this world worth doing, we must
not stand back shivering and thinking of the
cold and danger, but jump in and scramble
through as well as we can. It will not do to
be perpetually calculating risk and adjusting
nice chances ; it did very well before tho
flood, when a man could consult his friend
upon an intended publication for a hundred
and fifty years, ard then live to see its suc
cess afterwards ; but at present a man doubts
and waits, and consults his brother and his
particular friends, till one fine day he finds
that he is sixty years of age ; that he has
lost so much time in consulting his first
cousins and particular friends, that he has no
more time to foilow their advice.
WIIEKE THL NEXT ARMY IS TO
Tbe timely warning of Gov. Seymour as to
he necessity of providing more men to sup
ply the place of those soldiers whose terms
of enlistment will expire during the coming
Spring seems to have been entirely ignored
by the administration leaders and press. It
seems to be taken for granted by them that
our last white army is now in the field, and
that if any additionil troops are to be called
into the service they must come from the
plantations. Hence Thad. Stevens' bill to
arm 150,000 negroes, and Mr. Beecher's dec
laration that the slaves are now the military
forlorn hope of the republic.
But is it really true that no more whit#
soldiers can be enlisted ? It cannot., of
course, be denied that the North,once united,
is now divided in sentiment. So long as the
war was for the restoration of the Union un
der th • old constitutional guarantees there
was no difficulty in raising troops ; but now
: that it is simply a conflict for freeing negroes,
the larger half of the Noith has had its
I enthusiasm chilled. This cannot be denied.
But how is it with the Republican party 1
Snrelv there can be no lack of enthusiasm
for the war in that organization. They
have declared that emancipation would not
only create trouble at the South by rous
ing the negro population, but that it would
be received with delight by the real war
party of the North. The roads "were to
swarm with recruits," and "the three times
three hundred thousand abolitionists who
had not yet smelt powder" were to take the
By next July it is as certain as that two
and two make four that half our army will
be disbandtd or dead. Now, therefore, is the
time for the Republican to fill up the ranks
They are bound in honor to do so.— IForl f
HOW TO BK HAPPIER.
A venerable farmer some eighty years f
age, said to a relative who lately visited him
" I have lived on this farm for over half*
century. I have no desire to change my res
idence as long as I lire o earth. I havo r.
desire to be God of my fathers with the
tame people for more than forty years. Dur
ing that period I have rarely been absent
from the sanctuary on the Sabbath, and have
never lost but one communion season. f
have never been confined to my bed by sick
ness a single day. Tbe blessings of
hare been richly spread around me, and I
made up my iniud long ago, that if I wished
to be any happier, I must hare more religion
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