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A ROMA NCE.
BY THE AUTHOR OF «WAVERLEY,» «I VANHOE, etc.
No scandal about Queen Elizabeth, I hope?
IN TWO VOLUMES.
BAUDRY, bookseller in foreign languages; no 9, rue du
no 5, quai Voltaire.
I am an inn-keeper, and know my grounds ,
The New Inn.
It is the privilege of tale-tellers to open their story in an inn, the free rendezvous of all travellers, and where the humour of each displays itself, without ceremony or restraint. This is specially suitable when the scene is laid during the old days of merry England, when the guests were in some sort not merely the inmates, but the messmates and temporary companions of mine Host, who was usually a personage of privileged freedom, comely presence, and good humour. Patronized by him, the characters of the
company were placed in ready contrast; and they seldom failed, during the emptying of a six-hooped pot, to throw off reserve, and present themselves to each other, and to their landlord, with the freedom of old acquain
The village of Cumnor, within three or four