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and I shall think very often of our visit to Brighton ; and, particularly of our journey to-day ; and we shall have pleasure in thinking about it, perhaps, when we are far away from one another. Papa, we have only one more day to spend together."
" Well," said his father, taking his little boy's hand, " I need not tell you how much pleasure it gives us, to see you all so happy. But, I hope, my dear children, that your having been unusually entertained and interested, will not make your useful and necessary employments at school seem dull or irksome to you."
" Dear uncle," said Helen, " I do believe you are thinking of Mrs. Edgeworth's Rosamond ; for she was