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EVE OF SAN-PIETRO,

A TALE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

Ruin from Man is most conceal'd when near,
And sends the dreadful tidings in the blow!
Is this the flight of fancy? would it were !
Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings, but Himself,
That hideous sight-a NAKED HUMAN HEART!

YOUNG.
You've wrong'd me all, and on you all-but hold-
I form Revenge too mighty to be told !

Ovid's EPISTLES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND;

py 1, GOLD, SHOL-LANE, FLILT-ITAEIT,

28 NOV 191

EVE OF SAN-PIETRO,

CHAP. I.

“ The time, and my intents, are savage, wild; “ Môre fierce, and more inexorable far, “ Than empty tygers, on the roaring sea.”

* SHAKESPEARE.

From the instant he had perpetrated the dreadful deed, horror and consternation seemed to have stupified Morano ; an universal shivering seized his whole frame, and the last mysterious words of Gradisca, struck like lightning on his soul; he had scarcely power to order Bernardo to conceal the body, and secure the woman in safety, when he darted from the chamber of

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