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1856. Excerpt: ... "Nonsense, dear uncle you could not have fancied
any-such thing, unless you believed me to be an ungrateful
creature.--No sooner, however, had we paid our visit, than my
husband, using his man-of-war-like commands, gave me sailing orders
for Italy; and as soon as we could contrive to get ready, we
started for Florence. Here he found his father ill--very ill; but
being one of those men who have lived steadily in their youth, he
survived a life of mental exertion only to fall into second
childhood. His memory was fast going, and he seemed never very
anxious to exert it. Year after year passed away--he lived,
although he might be supposed dead, for he took little notice of
any thing: he could not think, he could not reason, he could not
remember: he was fed as a child, controlled as a child." ' Say no
more of that, Jane," said his lordship, "it is too painfully
impressed upon my mind. Of all scenes, the most dreadful to have
brought familiarly before our eyes is that of seeing the man die at
top first--to see the still robust stem unable to put forth any
leaves--to see the man who was once all energy, all sense, become a
weak and drivelling idiot. He lingered in this dreadful state for
upwards of fifteen years, kept alive by her anxious care." When his
lordship said this, and I saw a tear standing in his eye, I could
n't help taking Jane's hand; and as I kissed it, I gave her an old
man's blessing. "It is useless, I believe, uncle," she continued,
after giving me a look of acknowledgment, "ever to dwell upon
painful scenes: it is of no use looking back--we should look
forward. On the death ot his father, my husband at the beginning of
this year returned with me to England. Some family business took us
immediately into Yorkshire; but no sooner had we made ou...
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