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New Gleanings from old fields Title of acts passed at the 71st. Elgiva-The Recluse,

No: 1.
363 session of the N. Y. Legislature, 190 Extract-H E. Grapnis,

Novel Correspondence,

300 The Yankee Girl-Mrs. H. Stowe, 193 European Freedou-W. K. Cole, 828
New Gleanings from Old Fields-- The Indian Chics,

No. 2,
381 | The Telegraph,
207 Forgiveness-J. Clement,

New Gleanings from Old Fields- The Power of Love-Mrs. Child, 257 Fair Mergarel -W.H. C. Hosmer 39:2
No. 3,
395 Tricks upon birds,


The Surgeon's revenge, 261 Geraldine, a Sonnet-J. H. Bixby 360
Origin of the Electric Telegraph, 109 Tie Wesl-Rev. E. L. Magoon, 267
Old familiar places-J. H. Bixby, 152 Tennyeon's new Poem,

26- Heretofore-W. H.C. Hosmer, 184
The Lily and the Brook,

• Pictorial History of England," Tupper's Proverbial Pbilosophy,' 299 Iron-Mrs. S. J. Hale,

12, 124 | Taylor's • Tacitus,'

299 I was bappy once,

• Popular Education-Editor.
The Em in his native forests, 308 Italian Pati iotic Song,

Poinological meeting in Buffalo, 104 The Ballot Box,-S. W.

312 Impromptu-On hearing unkind Progres of the Northwest, 111 | 'The Hyena,

3:26 remarks-- he Recluse,

369 Parents and (hildre.

132 The hear and the tea kettle, 320 Prussia and the Rhenish Provin- Two death-bed scenes,

337 | Keep Cool,

150 The Hurricane,

Police Poetry,
170 The two Brothers,
311 Lines,

President's Message,
173 The Viameter,
313 Laet lines of J. Q. Adanis,

Paris Correspondence,

182 The music-niaster-a tale, 353 Lines-Adelia, Profils of Farming,

201 The Lord sent it, if the Devil Last lines by Sarah B. Judson, 138

brought it,

356 Life an iDeath-H. R. W., 192
People of Accomac,


Progress of the Glaciers,
219 • Union Magazine." 155, 237, 363 Look at the bright Side,

Precocity of Intellect,
291 Using up a gang of Robbers, 202

Live to do good-G. W. Bethune, 264
Power of Example,
296 Utility,

Prince Albert's Address,

March-W.C. Bryant,

Power of early Musical Impress- Valcan and Venus-Lord Mor- My Bird-Fanny Forester, 2-3

131 Moonlight on the Grave,

Profane Swearing-C. P. S., 360 | Vegetable Physiology-R. W.' Musings-Miss Alice Carey,

366 Haskins,
379 My Father's Grave,

Publications from the West, 381 | Venice and the United States, 211
President Buchez,

National Hymn of Italy,

Warren's. Now and Then," 12
Ruxton's "Mexico and the Rocky * Water Cure in America," 28 Our Country-Mrs. Sigourney,

43 Welby's Poetry,
59 O! Listen, Man,

Rattlesnake on a steamboat,


Washington's Birth-dav at Leroy, 78
Resolute contentment,
165 Wheaton Henry, Death of, 119 Song–C. S. Percival

Reinarkable ineeting,
200 Willis in Philadelphia,
327 Song-Miss Phebe Carey,

Washington's Library, 215, 329 Sonnet-W.H C. Hosiner, 225
Scene in the Inner Temple,
1 Wtikesop's S. Lecture on the Sonnel-J. H. B.

Sue Euvene.

Right of Sutirage,

Ship on the Ocean-Pierpont, 6 Weslern Eloquence.

266 The flower of Scotias Clime--Mrs.
Stormingor Chapultepec,
20 Whal constitutes good Farming, 327 Sigourney,

Seripon, a good one,

What a gentleman, may do, and The Modern Eve-H1. Gates,

Singular case,
73 what he may not do,

241 The Family Jewel J. Clernent.
Sismonli's Literature of the south Wonderful Phenomenon,

356 The Saw-Mill-W.C. Bryant,
of Europe-review of,

91 Winthrop lion. R. L. address on The Play-things,
Skipper's Jack-al-a-pinch,
97 Washington,

372 To Miss B.-W.H.C. Hormer,
Felling dry goods,

To Ellen--Marianna Hendee, 65
Specie overboard

170 Young's “Science of Govern. To the unknown Valentine, 72
Sewing inachine,
213 inent,"

12, 316 To America-M. F. Tupper, 75
Siamnese twins,

250 Young Men's Association, 203 The Changeling.-J. R. Lowell, so
Spectacles for a Printer,

201, 209 The Baptism-J. Clement,

Sunday school Missionaries, 288

The youth of the Heart-Mrs
Spencer's . Casar's Commen-



The World for Sale-Rev. H.
Separation of Church and Slate, 311 A Sketch-Ida Vale,

24 Hoyt,

Sandwich Islands,
345 Addition in Gray's Elegy,

38 The Beauty of Dying-), Clement, 112
Sympathy of nature for her pain. A Mother's Gift,

61 'To my Album--Mrs. Sheldon, 132
318A Ballad,

130 The Returning Pestilence – Dr.
Sagacity of swallows.
3:26 | A Song for May-Adelia,
209 Lord,

Slaughter at Naples,

335 A Wail for the Sunitten-Miss There's something good in every
He Idee,
241 heart, --T. A. Gould.

The Reformer and the Conqueror A Ballad,

24- To Death--Prof. Kendrick, 161
C. S. Percival,

A tale of Italy-Marianna Hendee 3:37 The Gone Before,

The streamlet in the City-G. H. A Prayer-The Recluse,

311 The Voice of the Grass

56 A beautiful Dream,
361 To Minna-lon,

The unequal mateh,

The Holy Land-Lamartine, 200
Tricklings from the pen of an I.

Bring Music

32 To the Glow-Worm-John Clare, 264
92, 104 | Burial of the Beautiful,

208 The Thrush's Nest--Johu Clare, 261
Tupper's "Hactenus,"
75 | Birth-day Sonnet-JH Bixhy, 312 The Stricken Heart,

Treaty with Mexico,


Birth of a Child-M. F. Tupper, 331 There's Nothing in Vain-Eliza
Things by right names Wm.



90 Consolation-Park Benjamin, 67 To my Child - Mrs. Eames,
The Gentleman,
119 Christabel-Ida Vale,

88 The Myetic Star-M. H. S. 353
The Enchanic Piper-Miss A. Caguga Lake,



The two kinds of Knowledge, 133

Death', Angel- Miss Alice Carey, 145 Where art thou, Brother ?-Mrs.
The Canterbury Pilgrus-Haw- Demise of af a Young Student- C. A. Chamberlain,

127 thorne, 177 J. Clement,

305 We must part,









For the Western Literary Measenger. hall, to reinind of the war of the elements which

raged withont. Enlivening wusic drowned the 02 the retirement from office, of Hon. Thomas S. Williards, Chief

roaring of the wind as it moaned along like a Justice of Connecticut

troubled spirit, and the sweet strains rose above BT XRS. L. H. BIGOURNEY.

the dashing of the driven snow upon the windows. When from the post of honor and renowii,

Those stirring notes forbade the tripping feet to The great in mi id, the pure in heart retire,

falter, or weary of their task. And lay the Aristidean balance down,

"On, on with the dance ; For such repose as gathered years require,

No sleep 'till morn, when youth and beauty meet They, who to all of human kind the friend,

To chase the glowing hours with flying feet."
Were ne'er from paths of equity entic'd, --
But skill'd with heavenly alchyanv to blend

Yet brighter far, than the rays of light thrown The sword of Themis with the Cross of Cbrisi, from the lainps upon the scene, were the eyes of Not unattended by a people's praise

the lovely womeu there assembled; more thrilling Should they to shades of private life repair,

than the strains from the music band, were the But grateful zeal emba'm for future days

happy tones of their sweet voices. All was mirth Their blameless course of labor and of care. and merriment. No grief or sorrow had ever And thou, who thus, with studious lore profound touched any of the young hearts in that gay

Unchanged, unswerving, didst the truth maintain, throng; or if they had, the gloomy shadows of Still, in each path of toil or doty found

the mind were for the time transformed by the Above suspicion, and without a stain,

mery dance and exciting music, into rays of hapTbide be a crown of blessing on thy head,

piness aod of joy. And thine a prayer to Hita who rules above That each returning year, with downy trcad,

No eye shown brighter, no heart beat happier May richly ripen for the realın above.

than Fluru's upon that evening. Among the ina

ny lovely women the occasion bad called together, For the Western Literary Noseager.

she was distiuguished for her beauty. Many a The False Vow.

fair face, which viewed alone would have receiv.

ed its just homage of admiration, sank into the It was in midwinter. The Heavens were svade when beneath the ininence of her surpas. shrouded with deep dark clouds, from which fell sing lovlives. She was in the freshness and thick and fast the driving snow. Neither a star, bloon of early youth, for not more than sevenaor the slightest ray froin the moon, shone forth to teen sunniers had lent their warmth to tint the guide the wanderer's way, and even the mantle Helicale coloring of her cheeks. No care had of white which clad the earth, served not to light ever dimmed the mild but sparkling eye, no en the impenetrable darkness which reigned thought of sorrow had ever shaded the snowy around. Tuicker and faster poured forth those brow. Her stature, rather above the medium clouds of black their deecy contents, which were height, liarinonized well with the perfect symme. driven by the tierce gale with irresistible force try of a full voluptoas form, abounding in dignity through the now deserted sireels, forming deep and grace. Thick dark chesnut hair,--s0 dark furrows 200 high drifis, through which the unfor- that in the distance it resembled inore the ravens tunate wayfarer of that night must wade breast.wiuy-lell back from a brow which told not of a deep. No foot prins marked the path; for the single grief; while from her brighi yet sost dark wind as it surged along, bearing great ma-ges of eyes, there beained in light whose nuild influence Row upou its wing, obliterated every track and penetrated into the innost son, leaving upon the effaced every land-quark. li was indeed a terrible heart an enduring and a happy thought. She night;00e in which the charitable, and those sur. was plainly dressed,18 though conscious that orna ronaled by life's counturis might well exclaim, menit enig'it conceal some charın, and as this Miy God have mercy upon the poor!” But bright and be rutiful creation moved with enchan.

ty sincere indeed was the philanthophy,and heartfelt ning grace thruagh the lively dance, or engaged the charity, which braved the terrors of those icy in the whirling waltz, admiration spoken from blasis, 10 esied the kind hand of relief to the des. every eye,

Sich was the impression which the first sight of It wils apon such a night, with the fierre storm Flora produced upon my mind, and I was howling without, but where all war light and la visinterested uberver. Ihnd pasyrd that period beauty withil, that my friend first beleid Fiora of yourh, wisen the heart is so keenly sensitive to

There was nothing within that brilliant the attractions of beanty; and viewing her mere.


tuie uni the needy.

ly as the persection of a master hand, I feli no They had never found any society so agreeable, desire to bring myself within the charın ol' her or any friendship so replete with happy thonglies sweet clear voice, or nearer to brave the influence as their own. They had kept within the linits of of her dark mild eye.

friendly intimacy, for no declarations of mutual But not so my friend. The rays of light which atfeedion had ever yet passed between them; they emanated from that star of lovliness, gave warmth were content with their friendship, and satisfied and life to many a picture of ideal beauty which with the happiness it brought them. Bu: Platovic hovered in his fancy. Before the compary separa. | love, beautiful indeed in theory, is not adopied to led, he obtained an introduction to the lovely actual life. Age, it is true, with its coolblood and girl, and thus conimenced an acquaintance which sober reasoning, may carry out its sublime pre time and opportunity soon ripened into friendship. cepts; but the heart in the glad period of youth, and finally into intimacy. Nor was be the only is not content with attachments formed by the one who songht her friendship and her faror.- wind alone; its own warm feelings involuntarily Her beauty had thrown its magic charm over ma. seek to eniwine themselves with those of kindred ny others, who acknowledged the iniluence of heart, until they blend together in the enduring the spell. But upon no one did she bestow so chain of mutual affection, Friendship but opens much of her intimacy as upon my friend, and the way for stronger lies, which advance with her marked preference for his society soon pointed stealthy slep, and are not discovered until they him out as the one finding most favor in der sight have secured a resting place from whence they And well worthy was he of such a preference. cannot be dislodged. Who can say to the inclinaPossessed of a tall, commanding person contain tions, “ Thus far shalt thou go and no farther?" ing inuch of manly dignity, he had been endow. Vain the thought, vainer still the attempt when ed by nature with talents and an intellect of no sin coustant communion with the ove whom we ordinary standard. With a refined taste and a esteem; and with woman this is peculiarly the case lively imagination were nniled an open and a for their affections are the world in which they generous heart, an unsuspicious and atfuble dis. live and have their being, position. An apparent reserve of manner bad Flora entertained for my friend, feelings of given the name of pride to what was but the 119- more than friendly intimacy: insensibly to herself, ture of a retiring disposition, and it was only 10 her beart had been drawn into warmer ties.intimate friends that the real worth of his charac- Her eye beamed for him a sofier light, her voice ter was known. An extreme sensibility to sligh: contained a sweeter tone. She had never breathor neglect as well as to insult, was a trait in his ed her affection, she scarcely dared wbisper it in character which had lost him many friends, for it secret to herself; but the close observer might was carried to that extreme where ceasing to be have perceived a deeper color mantle her cheek, a virtue. it became a fault. But this same sensi- ' an instant brilliance light her eye at his approach, bility made him more careful and guarded in his perhaps a shade of sorrow 'cloud her brow at intercourse with others, lest he 100 mght wound the slightest alteution bestowed upon another. feeling as refined and as sensitive as his own. Some there were, who viewed the increasing

Time passed on. Winter gave way to the more intimacy of this youthful pair, with an evil eye; genial influences of spring, and with every suc. and who fronu feelings of personal jealousy would ceeding month the intimacy of Flora and my gladly have seen them divieled and their friendfriend increased; ali rivals save one, had abandon. ship forever broken. They spared no efforts to el the field, and seemed to award the beantisul accumpli-h this end. Under the guise of friendly p.ize to him. One, however, still followed the solicitude, they whispered in her ear many a tale phantom of liis hopes, and she in the spirit of of his unworthiness; they maligned his character Coquettry innate with Eve's fair daughters, be and traduced his motives; they misinterpreted his stowed upon him just cnongh encouragement to conduct, and charged him wiib actions he ad retain him in her train. He was of considerable never commilled, and with expressing sentiments personal beauty, yet bousied of few oiher attrac- which had never passed his lipe. These efforts tious, unless it was faith, truth and devotion to the failed. The heart has always in abiding confi. object of his worship. That he was faithful, dence in those in lover, which nothing shori of true and devoted, there can be no doubt, for be some act of positive unworthinese-proved be. perrigied in his aitentions long asier hope of final yond a doubi--can ever shake. A long and inti sluccess fad ceared to whisper encouraging words/mate acquaintance had convinced her of the exis to his reason, and obeyed only the dictates of his tance of virtues irreconcilable with what they heart, whose leading strings were guided at will charged against him. She knew his to be a by another's hand,

heari which beat responsive 10 every woble sentiAlmost a year, with its chancer and its changes, ment, and that dishonorable timnghts were strang. sped on, but it wonghi no change in Flora anders to his breast. They finally indnced her relamy friend. The many pleasant hours they had flives 1o join them in their endeavors; and when pieved together; their frequent walks in the sure countevanced and assisted by these, they told her sumereve by the brixhe moonlighe, had drawn ne possessed no thoughiis in common will her still closer the chords of intimacy around thein. 'own; th:t his professions of friendship were


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meaning words; that he had made their intimacy ciond which hovered over their friendship. But the subject of idle jests, and that others were ob upon the evening to which I refer, he received jects of his greater preference - a preference what his sensitive nature construed into a slight, which he openly avowed--then indeed did she conveying to his mind the impression that his sotrusting confidence of the beautiful Flora beyin ciety was lese desired than formerly. This was to waiver. They had at least found the right sichicient to arouse all his pride, to awaken all rbord upon which 10 strike, it was the chord cop his resentment. lle asked not her reasons, he nected with the heart. They bronght surih appa- sought no explanation. Whispering in her ear a rently cooviucing proofs of the truth of what they f-w hurried words which told of his appreciation ultered, and relatives whom she thought her of her actions, he waited for no reply, and bid. friends coulirmed the statements and assisted uing her a cold good niglit, was gove. their endeavors. Conscious that she had beslow.

What changed the color of hier cheek thai in. ed upon hiin all that a woman can, and live, hope stant, from the rose's hue, to the lily's white ? He osien whispered that it met return; she now had olien said good night before; yet the magic felt that she loved bin us woman alone can love, power of the voice cau convey to words a hidden and as even woman loves but once, and every meaning, which but one alove can interpret.suspicion that her love met no response, was a Those words, so cold, so distant, fell upon her thought which robbed her of her peace. She heart like the icy hand of death, chilling the warm felt that suspense was even less endurable iban a blood as it bounded throug! the veins, and crumb. knowledge of the worst: conviction may break ling into nothing many an airy castle of the fancy. the beart at once, wbile suspense is a slow linger. How different from the cordial tone of their for. iny torture which wastes by degrees. She mer partings, when the lips breathed so much of determined to know the worst, and if he loved friendly feelings, so much of warın solicitude ; her to bring him to an arowal of his attachment. ave! her heart had after hoped, so much of true

Instigated by such thoughts as these, she chang. affection. Gladly would she have recalled the ed in ber demeanor towards my friend. Sweeler events of the past few days, most willingly have smiles than was her wont were bestowed upon had bin return for a moment's explanation. But others, and more of her society granted to old he was gone-perhaps anger in his beart. His adınirers, who gladly returned to their allegiance, parting words lingering in her ear, drove from it while she affected a satisfaction she could not feel, overy pleasant sound, and unablelonger to remain in her intercourse with them. She betrayed no among the merry throng with the blaze of light marked or pointed coldness towards my friend; and the joyous notes from the, she bar there was an absence of that confiding trust, withdrew from a scene where none but the light of that cordial feeling which had characterized of heart and the careless gay shonld be, and went their acquaintance; a pretended inability longer 10 to take communion with her own sad thoughts, participate in those evening rambles, so produc. Hope's soft ray ever and anon lit up a rosy cloud tive of pleasure 10 them both; in shorta thousand, which promised a happier dawn, but the first little things, trifles in theinselves and noticed ouly touch of those words “ good night" to this bright by him for whom they were designed. She vision, enveloped all in darkness and planged thought in this way to induce him to seek an ex- her thoughts ojice more into despondent gloom. planation, which hope promised would be follow- Hope, however, and anticipation, are influences ed by an avowel of his attachment. But the ever more powerful upon the inexperience of beautiful Fiora had not yel learned the disposition eighteen summers than despoudency and doubt, of my friend, is she supposed success would and Flora, before she closed her eyes that night, crown such means. She had selected a course had united, in imagination, the broken chords, and of all others the best calculated to destroy his pre- she slept in dream of the happy scenes of their ference, if such he felt, and to extinguish forever acquaintance-dreams bright and beautiful, such the flames of any attachment which may have only as aro dreamed by youth, and in the first slumbered in his breast. His was a parure so gush of youthful love. keenly sensitive to slight, that a confirmed sus- The morning bronght with it a note from my picion that liis society was not agreeable, or his friend; and as she took it from the bearer, her friendship desired, was enough to arouse a pride heart beat as though it would burst the narrow which would seek no reconcilement, which would limits wbich coufined it. It was long before she ask no explanation.

could summon courage to break the envelope. On the same spot, within the same brilliant hull, Thit little package, bow pregnant with late! It and upon an occasion similar to the one which was either a coufirmativu of her denrest hopes, Witnesses their acqouintance just one year before, or the announcement that her happiness was did their intimacy cease.

My friend had long wrecked and gone forever-Ileaven forbid! fell been conscions of a change in her demeanor from her lips as with trembliog hand, she broke lowards hin, but thinking it origianted from the seal:some of the many false tales which daily reached M199 Flora :

it po heed, trusting that the It is your wish that the intimacy which has so first beain of truth would instaully dissipate the long existed belneen us should cease. With


her ears,

he gave


such a wish, I must conforn. I possessed no iinpossible. Nor can we, by any power of the clainus upon your friendship, except such as you will alone, drive from our thoughts an image choose to grant, and our ixtiinacy was but the whose connecting lies are many happy associacreature of your will; that will which gave it life, tions, and around which the dearest recollections has declarod it shall exist no longer,

-linked indeed with the very clouds of lifeI cannot have misunderstood your meaning; if have long been centred. The memory reverts actions are at all a siguification of the thoughts, with pleasure to every scene which has thrown your manner last evening can convey no other its rosy hue of gladness over days gone by. keep. conclusion. Although long aware that some of ing ever fresh and vivid in the mind the impresyourrelatives and pretended friends, looking upon sious that it once created. our growing intimacy with an evil eye, have put They met again and often in society aster this. furth every effort to break it, yet I heeded not At first, hope beat high in Flora's breast, that he their endeavors so long as I knew tbat your own would again address, again seek her out as better judgment gave the lie to their false slan. his wont; and she even sought to promote the ders. All this was well, and what friend owes to opportunity by placing herself in his path where tind. But a change ensued and a reserve incoin. something must be spoken. But the cold and patible with the friendship you professed, -alley-distant manner in which he addressed her, and his ing that you were compelled to such a course by studied politeness when civility demanded an ox: relatives whose commands you felt bound to change of speech between them, extinguished obey. If such was the canse, I was much mis. forever this fast saint glimmering spark of hope. taken in my acqnaintauce, for the Flora It did more: it aronsed all her woman's pride, it whom I knew, possessed a spirit by far too proud awakened her resentment and quickened her and independent to suffer herself to be guided anger; it gave birth to thoughts that she who had into a line of conduct at variance with her feels offered up the richest treasures of her young ings, and with the convictions of her own better heart, had received nothing in return; that her judgement. That the voice of calumny has at affection had been scorned, and her love cast last effectually whispered in your ear many a buck. While such thoughts reign in woman's fal-ehood, I cannot doubt, but can only wonder breast, all others are subservient, and a keen that they should have made such an impression sense of unmerited injiiry fills the mind. While npon your mind, as to have influenced your con- in this state of wounded pride and of injured duct. Whether these were the only reasons which feeling, she accepted the addresses of that one of induced you to end our intimacy, it matters not her admirers who had been so true and faithful, for me ië enquire. Such being your wish,so be it. and who, taking advantage of a distinion which

Receive my thanks for the many pleasant hours he himself bad helped to cause, urged his suit passed in your society; nor cau I doubt but that with ardor and finally wib success. among your numerons admirers you may find

They stood before the alter, ready to unite their one, who will occasion far happier ones to you hands in that tie wbich binds until death. Joy Trusting that your future life, wherever cast, may beamed from the eyes of the happy bridegroom, be happy, I ain yours, respectfully, and well might he be proud to call bis own the

treasure which stood beside him. lle was tall in It was the realization of her darkest sears. Her person, of'a slim elastic build, with regular feamind couldscarcely realize the void created within turer, and a well proportioned form, and bis her heart. To renounce forever one upon light hair and tall figure made a pleasing contrast whoin nearly every thought had long been cen. with the dark locks and full voluptous outline of tred; to forego thos“ hours of pleasant intercourse her who was his partner. A casual observer which she was wont to rogard us the happiest of would have called him decidedly handsome; but her life; and to cart from her heart an image the eye which could read the inner virtues from wliich it had so long in secret worshipped-all a study of the o!1tward features, disiinguished but this at once was a blow hard indeed to bear.- few of those more sterling qualities which adora Cold words cannot describe the burning thonglila the man: good will, generosity and openness of which passed with lightening speed across her heart, were well developed; but decision of char. mind, as she sat for hours meditating upou the acter, energy or purpose and steadfastness of past and the firiure.

ntention-those virtues which sustain under re. " Keen were her pange, but kerner far to fcel verses aud are quickened by difficulties, and

She nursed the pinion which impelled the steel.” which coustitute mau's superiority--were wantIt was the first trial which had ever fallen npon ing. God grant that he may protect and cherish her yomg heit, it took from it every desir', throngh the stornis of life and the griefs and save that of deaih. Bitterly did she now repert troubles of this cold sel64h wo:ld, the weak and havin: given the occasion for this breach beiwepo trembling woman who has chosen him for her pro. them, and that she who had bestowed so much of teclor: guide well her feet that they may not be her affection, braid not given with it all her contiewounded by the thorns which bestrew the path, dence. Could she drive line from her mind and and give her up at the end of a happy life, inore forget that such a oue had ever existed; she felt it perfect lan when thy hands received hier, so that

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