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F R E E B O O T E R;
THE DAYS OF QUEEN BESS.
IN FOUR VOLUM!8.
MEN AND MANNERS; MYSTERY; ASTONISHMENT; THE
IMPENETRABLE SECRET, &c. &c.
In winter's tedious nights, sit by the fire
apology can be required for writing a Romance, after the many emineut persons, of both sexes, who have, for centuries past, deemed it no degradation to employ their talents in this species of composition.
Story-telling is of ancient and reverend* origin ; and provided the tendency of the story told, be moral, there can be no fair objection raised to its being made the entainment of hours devoted to relaxation.
* In reference to the Theagenes and Chariclea of Heliodorus.