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A TALE OF WINDSOR FOREST,

IN THE

Nineteenth Century.

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF HIS MOST GRACIOUS

MAJESTY,

GEORGE THE FOURTH.

IN ŠOUR VOLUMES.

“ The great business of all is virtue and wisdom.”

Page 306 of Locke's 14th Edition on Education.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY CHAPPEL, PALL MALL;
MORETON, WINDSOR; AND INGALTON AND SON, ETON.

London - Printed by G. B.: Davidin

Ireland Yard, Blackfriars.

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ARDENT;

A TALE OF WINDSOR FOREST.

CHAPTER I.

The last chapter was principally metaphorical, or intended to be such ; partly revealing, and in part concealing, the future destiny of the heroine.

We now come to plain narrative again, as being a less exercise to the mind of the reader, as well as the writer.

Not to tire our readers with multiplied digressions, we now revert to the lady, upon her return from the magistrate, with the full conviction that our hero would be detained in durance vile, until next Quarter Sessions; for so her privy counsellor and legal adviser, Lawyer Rapine, had assured her, and, with the becoming reliance of a client, she believed him, for her resentment against Ardent obscured all reason and percepVOL, IV,

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