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TWIN BROTHERS;

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GOOD LUCK AND GOOD CONDUCT.

BY MARY HUGHES.

PHILADELPHIA:

PRINED FOR THE TRACT AND BOOK SOCIETY OF THE

VANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ST. JOHN. som

William Fry, Printer. CN

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THE TWIN BROTHERS.

ROBERT WARING worked at a manufactory in one of the great trading towns in the north of England: he married rather late in life the widow of one who had been in the same employment with himself, and at the end of the following year was the father of twin boys, who were scarcely six months old before he was seized with a distemper which in a few weeks brought him to the grave. The situation of the widow and her infants was truly pitiable; but she had been used to work under the same master with her husband, and he now proved himself a kind friend to her by procuring a small weekly allowance from the parish for each of her children, and receiving her into her former employment, with such an addition to her pay as enabled her to satisfy the woman in whose house she lodged for taking care of them in her absence: and this she did in a tolerable manner; for there is something so endearing, so engaging in infancy, that it must be a very hard heart which can resist its attractions. The woman, however, happening to be from home, and her daughter foolishly attempting to carry the two children at the same time, one of them fell from her arms, and when she took it up cried violently and long, before it could be pacified. When the mother came home, she perceived that „something was amiss with the child; but as the girl unfchedly persisted in denying that any thing had wappened to it, no help was called in: after a time he

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