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A ROMANCE.
BY THE AUTHOR OF "WAVERLEY," " IVANHOE

No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?

The Critic.

IN THREE VOLUMES.
VOL. II.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO.
AND JOHN BALLANTYNE, EDINBURGH;
AND HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.,
LONDON.

1821.

Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. Edinburgh. KENILWORTH.

VOL. II.

A

KENIL WORTH.

CHAPTER I.

Ay, I know you have arsenick,

Vitriol, sal-tartre, argaile, alkaly,
Cinoper: I know all. This fellow, Captain,
Will come in time to be a great distiller,
And give a say (I will not say directly,
But very near) at the philosopher's stone.

The Alchemist.

Teessilian and his attendants pressed their route with all dispatch. He had asked the smith, indeed, when their departure was resolved on, whether he would not rather chuse to avoid Berkshire, in which he had played a part so conspicuous. But Wayland returned a confident answer. He had employed the short interval they passed at Lidcote Hall in transforming himself in a wonderful manner. His wild and overgrown thicket

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