Excerpt from Charity Green, or the Varieties of Love
If scenes of mere humor alternate with those wherein the grave and tragic or the purely sacred side of life is handled, the thread of the story pleads an excuse. The church and the theatre stand side by side; the marriage group and the funeral procession jostle in the streets; the merry bird sings in the branches that over shadow the tomb. Life is made up of contrasts. It is well to see the world as it is, while we eschew the evil. If, in the denouement of the plot, a special Providence is vindicated, this results inevitably from the combination of events which served as the original from which the work was drawn. Till we meet again, dear reader, fare well.
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