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THE BARONY.

VOL. III.

LONDON: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New Street-Square.

THE BARONY.

BY

MISS ANNA MARIA PORTER.

Let your great name be herald of great deeds :
Else is its sound but like the trumpet's blast ;
Which calling eager crowds to meet a prince,
Presents, instead, some wandering mountebank.

MS. Play.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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THE BARONY.

CHAP. I.

AFTER that passionate burst to her cousin, in which she bravely taxed him with his perfidy, Miss Trevanion would have sunk back into her former statue-like state of bodily and mental torpor, had not her judicious Susannah, from time to time, repeated those parts of old Walter's discourse which were calculated to keep the hope faintly alive, of Arundell's absence from Monmouth's enterprise.

Such a notion was prevalent amongst the common people; but not one of them would say upon what grounds : since, in truth, each individual knew it solely from some unlucky relation whom they had helped privily away; and whose complaints having been cheated into following a noble

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