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IN THREE VOLUMES
Is not the life of woman all bound up
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, STRAND;
AND W. BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH.
M DCCC XXV.
At a period of time when works of imagination of superior character, evincing great literary talents, have been produced, it may appear an act of presumption for an unknown young female to come forward with a first essay, in the midst of such high competition for publick favour.
The Publick however is, although a strict, a merciful judge, where the motive is pure, and the intention honourable; in this hope the present work is published, with an anxious feeling that it may be favourably received.
Although the Tale may not abound with romantic incidents, yet it is believed it will be found to be a just picture of