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AUTHOR OF FRANCE," “ O'DONNEL,” &c.

Know thus far forth :
By accident most strange, bountiful fortune,
Now, my dear lady, baih mine eneinies
Brought to this shore: and by my prescience,
I find my zenith doth depend upon
A most auspicious star, whose influence,
If now I court not but omit, my fortunes
Will ever after droop.

SHAKESPEARE.

Les femmes ne sont pas trop d'humeur à pardonner de
certaines injures, et quand elles se promettent le plaisir de la
vengeance elles n'y vont pas de main-morte.

DE GRAMMONT.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN,

PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREBT, HANOVER SQUARE.

15U

B. CLARKE, Printer, Well Street, London.

FLORENCE MACARTHY.

CHAPTER I.

He seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.

SHAKESPEARE.

I'll venture--for my new enlivened spirits prompt me.

MILTON. .

GENERAL FITZWALTER was dressed for dinner a full hour before the usual time of assembling at Dunore Castle. All his motions were involuntarily accelerated : a feverish restlessness urged his most trivial actions: his whole existence had received a new impulsion by the operation of one unaccustomed and absorbing sentiment: an overpowering motive had unexpectedly sprung up to actuate his conduct, and the obedient

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