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MARRIED BY MISTAKE

Baron de Bourgpiog, head of theFronoh Legation, wai a. widower, with a daughter too young to take her place m aoolety, 4. i ato^y, whioh he related at dinner before halt a d-zaa gnests, soae very new acquaintances, will, better than any dti- | crlptlon, give an Idea of h!i qooonven- ! tlonal bonhommid •nd simple ohlralry. "I to: extremely dwfow*/' he Mid, "and my marriage was the result 0* my abianee of mind. When I was a young man I fell In love with a obnmtug girl I used to meet at balU and parties. 1 fonnd out that she reciprocated my «entlment», and I obtained her permiasion to speak to her father. The next morning I oalled on him, wai shown into hts study, and presented myaelf as a anltor for his- daughter's hand. The old gentleman seemed. surprised at first, but when I had assured him of the alnaerlty and stability of my affeotions, he offered no 'further objections, and, acoepting mo as his son -in -law, seat for his daughter. As the door opened I ran to greet my 'fiancee -it w*b another young lady— your mother, my child," he continued, suavely smiling at Mddle de Bourgoing, "I had abstractedly come to the wrong houaa, pressed my Bait with the wrong father, and beea given the wrong wife; but, of oourse, I oould hot retract or pnjb upon the young person the Indignity of refoßlbg her. She did not lire long, *be added, with great lerenity. "Pray take mora wlno !"—•« Random Recollect ion 8."

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MARRIED BY MISTAKE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2029, 5 January 1889

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MARRIED BY MISTAKE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2029, 5 January 1889

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