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An Historical Romance

BY

CAPTAIN CHAMIER, R.N.

AUTHOR OF
* THE LIFE OF A SAILOR," BEN BRACE," JACK ADAMS,"

ETC. ETC.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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PREFACE.

Count Rosen suggested the story of Konigsmark to me, as one of great interest, and which might, by blending historical facts with some imaginary scenes, make an interesting novel. He recommended to me the Life as given in the English “Causes Célèbres,” and I immediately took that book as my pilot. I am here proud to acknowledge the information I received from that work, and own how very far inferior my pages appear in comparison with the racy writing of the author of that excellent compilation.

The account of the Lapland witches has been gleaned from several authors of great

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