ABSTRACT

In several successive letters of Alfred’s to his brother, the progress of his attachment to Miss Leicester is described. Instead of paying a visit of a few days to her uncle, it appears that she stays at the vicarage during the whole of Alfred’s vacation. Her mother dies, and, contrary to the expectations of some of her admirers, Miss Leicester is left in possession of only a moderate fortune. – She shows much dignity under these adverse circumstances, with a charming mixture of spirit and gentleness of disposition. The change in her expectations, which deprived her of some of her fashionable admirers, showed her the superior sincerity and steadiness of Alfred’s sentiments. – No promises are given on either side; but it appears, that Alfred is permitted / to live and labor upon hope. He returns to London more eager than ever to pursue his profession.