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Is the tale true?

Ay, marry, 'tis a tale
Of old tradition, full of wonderment
And such sweet sorrows, as make crystal beads
Hang from young maidens' eyelids, whilst the aged
Shake their gray locks, and, deeply sighing, tell us
Such is the world!

MANUSCRIPT PLAY.

A NEW EDITION,
REVISED AND CORRECTED, WITH NOTES BY THE AUTHOR

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

LONDON: Printed by Manning and Mason, Ivy Lane, St. Paul's.

TO

HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEDFORD,

ETC. ETC. ETC.

My Lord DUKE,

Fitz of Fitz-FORD, on its original publication, was dedicated to your Grace's worthy and lamented father, who kindly took an interest in this, and many other of my

works.

Your Grace has since inherited, in your domain around Tavistock, the property on which stands the gateway of Fitzford, and the few other remains of the once imposing, but now decayed mansion of the ancient family of Fitz.

Having been honoured by your Grace, and your

amiable Duchess, with no small share of a kindness, similar to that which, for so many years, I experienced from your late father, I venture to hope that you will receive the dedication of the present edition of Fitz of Fitz-ford, as a mark of my grateful sense of the same, and of the sincere esteem of

My Lord DUKE,

Your Grace's most obliged and obedient servant,

ANNA ELIZA BRAY.

The Vicarage, Tavistock, July 26th, 1845.

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