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THE NORTHERN GALLERY.
IN FOUR VOLUMES:
THE MYSTERIOUS FREEBOOTER, THE IMPENETRABLE
SECRET, MYSTERY, &c. &c.
I'll read you matter deep and dangerous;
PRINTED FOR A. K. NEWMAN AND CO,
NOTWITHSTANDING the censors of literature continue to inveigh as warmly as ever against novels in the aggregate, the number of novel-readers increases every day; and this circumstance, of course, spurs on the writers of such compositions to greater vigour and animation: it would be as unnatural for them to lay down their pens, as for a candidate to decline an election when the majority of the suffrages were in his favour.
I think that my opinion is not more arrogant than justifiable, when I say,