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A romantlo otory of a young Canadian elrl ia told by iho St Mnry'a VVdottl. Many years ago a young ra&n made his appearance m Stratford, ttnd r.pont, a fow weeks nx the tavorn which thea oxislod to aff>rd Bheltor to aiagconach trnvuHcr.l. Whence ho and what hia bußinosa none couM guess. D'rocUy oppoaito L^o tavern stood a email ooUnge and forjj;o of a hUokaaiilh, n^mod Foljomo. Ho had n daughter who was tho beauty of lbo village »ud It wai h&r for'uno to capiiv it(» tho hoart of tho young str.tugor. Wj told hla love said lib.v/»b travplliag moo? , but In confidence gave her hia real hamo, claiming that ho was heir to n largo fortune. She returned h!s lovo, and they were married. A few weeks (hereafter, tho stranger told his wife that he musk visit Now Orleans,, Ha did ao, and tho gossips of tho town mudo th.i young wife unhappy by disagreeable hirita aud jaera. In a fevr monlha thn huahand returned ; but before a week had olnpaed he re-calved a l-irg9 bndgot of Jeltere, and told hla wife that he mast at onoo return to England, and maat«o alono. Ho tookhle departure, and tho gocalps had another glorloua opprrinnity to make a oonfidfng woman wretched. To all but herself it waa^a clear caae of desertion. The wlfo became a raothar, and, for two years, lived on m alienee and hope. By fcho end of that time a let&r was received by thn Stratford bounty from her husband, directing her to go at once to New York with bee ohlld, taking nothing wiih her but the clothes ehe wore, and embark In a ehlp for Dome, In England. On her arrival m Now York eho found a ship splendidly furnifihed with every convenience and luxury for her comfort, and two Betvants ready to obey every wish that she might exprcee. The ship duly arrived In England, and tho Stratford girl became the mlßtroaaaof a ouperb mansion ; and, aa the wife of a baronet, wa* saluted by the aristocracy as Lady Samuel Stirling. On the death of hor husband, many years ago, tho Stratford boy succeeded to the titlo and wealth of his father ; and m, the last edition of " Peerage and Baronetage," he is spoken of as the iatue of " Miss Foleorae, of Stratford, Worth Amerioar"

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A CANADIAN GIRL'S ROMANTIC STORY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2019, 21 December 1888

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A CANADIAN GIRL'S ROMANTIC STORY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2019, 21 December 1888