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WOMAN IN WHITE. 77ie Story begun by Walter Hartright, of Clemenfs
Inn, Teacher of Drawing. This is the story of what a Woman's
patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. If
the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case
of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with
moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of
gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their
share of the public attention in a Court of Justice. But the Law is
still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the
long purse; and the story is left to be told, for the /"first time,
in this place. As the Judge might once have heard it, so the Reader
shall hear it now. No circumstance of importance, from the
beginning to the end of the disclosure, shall be related on hear- i
say evidence. When the writer of these introductory lines (Walter
"Hartright, by name) happens to be more closely connected than
others with the incidents to be recorded, he will describe them in
his own person. When his experience fails, he will retire from the
position of narrator; and his task will be continued, from the
point at which he has left it off, by other persons who can speak
to the circumstances under notice from their own knowledge, just as
clearly and positively as he has spoken before them. I Thus, the
story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the
story of an offense against the laws is told in Court by more than
one witness?with the same object, in both cases, to present the
truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and
to trace the course of one complete series of events, by making the
persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each
suc- ' cessive...
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