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WAVERLEY NOVELS.

HOUSEHOLD EDITION.

GUY MANNERING.

I.

BOSTON:

TICKNOR AND FIELDS.

MDCCO LVII.

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GUY MANNERING;

OR,

THE ASTROLOGER.

'Tis said that words and signs have power
O'er sprites in planetary hour;
But scarce I praise their venturous part,
Who tamper with such dangerous art.

LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL.

GUY MANNERING;

OR,

THE ASTROLOGER.

'Tis said that words and signs have power,
O'er sprites in planetary hour;
But scarce I praise their venturous part,
Who tamper with such dangerous art.

LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL.

INTRODUCTION—(1829.)

The Novel or Romance of WAVERLEY made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the Author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject; and the manner in which the novels.were composed cannot be better illustrated than by reciting the simple narrative on which Guy Mannering was originally founded; but to which, in the progress of the work, the production ceased to bear any, even the most distant resemblance. The tale was originally told me by an old servant of my father's, an excellent old Highlander, without a fault, unless a preference to mountain

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