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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1801. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAP. XV. Where the prime actors of .the-
last year's scene Their port so proud their buskin and their plume
How many sleep that kept the world awake With luftteand with noise
Has death proclaims A truce, and hung his fated lance on high? 'Tis
brandished still; nor sliall the present year Be more tenacious of
her human leaf, Or spread of feeble life a thinner fall. YOUNG.
ScARCELY had Lord Mountjoy arrived in England, before that great
luminary, that had so long lhone with resplendent radiance in the
eyes of Europe, set in the; shades of death. The great, the
illustrious Elizabeth, paid the debt of nature, and James, by a
fortuitous coincidence of circumstances, mounted the throne of
England, amidst the plaudits of a consenting and approving people.
The partisans of that prince, who had long suffered in his cause,
and that of his unfortunate mother, now looked up with hopes of
receiving some recompence for the severities which they had
sustained in the preceding reign; while numbers, who had fled for
their attachment to the House of Stuart, returned undismayed into
the.bosom of their county Lord Mountjoy sent instant intelligence
to Lady Sidney of the state of affairs in England. By the interest
of a friend he had likewise become acquainted with Sir Robert
Sidney the uncle of his fair mistress, and to him he confided, by
the consent of Lady Sidney, her present abode. From him too he
learnt that the death of Elizabeth was by many supposed to proceed
from her grief for the fate of Essex, and that her anger, on
discovering the escape of Lady Sidney, had been extravagant and
unbounded; yet that asset a little time she sent for Sir Robert to
take charge of the house, and whatever else might appertain to
his-sister, in trust for his niece, should she eve...
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