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A TALE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

BY THE AUTHOR OF “ WAVERLEY.”

Master, go on; and I will follow thee,
To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty.

ds You Like it.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH;

AND HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.

LONDON.

1824.

EDINBURGH :

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND CO.

REDGAUNTLET.

VOL. I.

VOL. I.

A

REDGAUNTLET.

LETTER I.

DARSIE LATIMER TO ALAN FAIRFORD.

Dumfries... CUR me exanimas querelis tuis ? In plain Eng. lish, Why do you deafen me with your croaking ? The disconsolate tone in which you bade me farewell at Noble-House, and mounted your miserable hack to return to your law-drudgery, still sounds in my ears. It seemed to say, “ Happy dog ! you can ramble at pleasure over hill and dale, pursue every object of curiosity that presents itself, and relinquish the chase when it loses interest; while I, your senior and your better, must, in this brilliant season, return to my nara row chamber and my musty books."

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