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SKETCHES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.
AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE.
Armed for lists-
-The minstrelcie, the service at the feste,
The rich array of Theseus' paleis,
And who sate first and last upon the deis,
A NEW EDITION,
REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,
REV. JOHN WILLIAM DONALDSON, M.A.
HEAD MASTER OF THE
ROYAL ENDOWED GRAMMAR SCHOOL OF BURY ST. EDMUNDS.
MY DEAR SIR,
To you, who are as well acquainted with the arms and actions of the Knights of the Middle Ages as with those of Herodotus and Homer, it might seem presumptuous to inscribe the present edition of 'DE FOIx,' did I not hope it would be received with some little interest, and with the same indulgence you extended towards the work when it was published so many years ago. Indeed, the gratification I felt on subsequently learning that, in a leisure hour from your more arduous pursuits, you had found in its pages a subject for your pencil, would alone have induced me to hope that you would receive kindly an old acquaintance, though he comes before you in a new dress. Requesting you will accept the Dedication of the present edition of 'DE Foix,' as a mark of my unfeigned esteem, I have the honour to remain,,
My dear Sir,
Very truly yours,
THE VICARAGE, TAVISTOCK,
May 24th, 1845.
ANNA ELIZA BRAY.