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Printed by J. Darling, Leadenhall-Street, London.

WIFE OF FITZALICE,

AND THE

CALEDONIAN SIREN.

A Romance,

WITH HISTORICAL NOTES.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

By MARIANNE BRETON.

" Pleasure, what is it? rightly to define,
*Tis but a short-livd interval from pain;
Or rather each alternately renew'd,
Gives io our lives a sweet vicissitude."

Virtue may be assail'd, but never hurt-
Surpris'd by unjost force, but not enthralld;
Yea, even that which mischief meant most harm,
Shall, in tbe happy trial, prove most glory;
But evil on itself shall back recoil,
And mix no more with goodness; when at last
Gather'd like scum, and settled to itself,
It shall be, in eternal restless change,
Self-fed and self-consum'd.

MILTON.

VOL. I.

London:

Printed at the Minerva Prem for
A. K. NEWMAN AND CO, LEADENHALL-STRERT,

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Prefatory Introduction.

It is now nearly four years since, in company with a party of select friends, I visited the northern parts of England. Our tour was principally projected for the purpose of beholding the justlycelebrated Lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland, although we missed no opportunity of seeing whatever else was worthy of observation; but to attempt a delineation of our sensations, on the first riew of these sublimelybeauteous objects, would be vain ; and to undertake a description of what has

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