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SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 65, CORNHILL.

1848.

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41 492 4.50

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

THE GIFT OF FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Mar 22, 1930

BEAUCHAMP:

OR,

THE ERROR.

CHAPTER I.

A HIGH-SOUNDING oath from Sir John Slingsby passed unnoticed, for though every one had heard the shot, each person's attention was suddenly called to an object of his own. Ned Hayward sprang to the window, and looked out; Dr. Miles started up and turned towards Mr. Wittingham; and Beauchamp, who was sitting next to that gentleman, suddenly stretched out his hand, and caught him by the arm and shoulder, so as to break his fall to the ground, though not to stop it; for the worthy magistrate, with a low exclamation of horror,

VOL. II.

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