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BY THE

AUTHOR OF BRAMBLETYE HOUSE,

THE TOR HILL, &c.

“ Fie on ambition ! Fie on myself! that have a sword, and yet am
ready to famish! These five days have I hid me in these woods, and
durst not peep out, for all the country is laid for me.”

SHAKSPEARE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTI.EY, DORSET STREET.

DEDICATION.

TO SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. &c.

Sir,

Now that your name is identified with that of the illustrious “ Author of Waverley;" now that

you

have consented to wear the wreath which had already been voted to you by the acclamations of an applauding world, you must submit to some of the annoyances of celebrity, and allow other writers to approach you with their Dedications, however far they may remain behind you in their

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