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THE PIRATE.

THE

PIR A T E.

BY THE AUTHOR OF “WAVERLEY,

KENILWORTH,” &c.

Nothing in him
But doth suffer a sea-change.

Tempest.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

THIRD EDITION.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO.;
AND HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.,

LONDON.

1822.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE

purpose of the following Narrative is to give a detailed and accurate account of certain remarkable incidents which took place in the Orkney Islands, concerning which, the more imperfect traditions and mutilated records of the country only tell us the following erroneous particulars :

In the month of January 1724-5, a vessel, called the Revenge, bearing twenty large guns, and six smaller, commanded

, by John

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