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SHADES OF CHARACTER,” HISTORY OF MICHAEL KEMP,"
THE MARRIED MAN.
If you wish for perfect happiness, seek it not among frail mortals ; for there is not an event however prosperous, but brings with it some painful consequences, to the circle among whom it occurs. Poor Mary Humphries and Margaret Beal, felt it, and the faithful and kind hearted Betty Smith was glad her master was made happy, although it had occasioned many disagreeable reflections on her. As for the Miss Jennings's it had crushed all their hopes. Michael's appeared an unmixed cup, and had it not been for her dear mother, Esther's would almost have been the same, but she was a noble creature, and had always felt more for others than for herself. She was in great fear lest Michael should