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STEPHEN DUGARD.

VOL. III.

LONDON : PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

STEPHEN DUGARD.

A NOVEL.

BY THE AUTHORY OF

“ FIVE KNIGHTS OF ST. ALBANS,” ETC.

W. Mudford

Go where thou wilt - I see
The wildness of thy fate draws to an end -
To a bad, fearful end !

FORD.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1840.

STEPHEN DUGARD.

CHAPTER I.

The little stuff burnt out
That yields a waning light to dying comfort,
I do expect my fall and certain ruin.
In wretched things more wretched is delay.

MASSINGER'S “ Picture.

On their journey, Aston communicated to Cameron the letter he had received. In the absence of all knowledge or even suspicion as to its real meaning, it was not in human sagacity to penetrate it. Cameron therefore read it in vain. But he could not repress a rising sentiment of indignation at the idea that any circumstances should have been deemed sufficient to justify its being sent: for among all the imagined reasons which they perplexed themselves with assigning, there was not one

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