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OR,

A TALE OF OTHER TIMES.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

BY SOPHIA LEE,

AUTHOR OF

CANTERBURY TALES, LIFE OF A LOVER, &C.

“ Are not these woods
“More free from peril than the envions court?
“ Here feel we but the penalty of Adam-
" The seasons' difference."

SIXTH EDITION.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

A. R, NEWMAN AND CO. LEADENHALL-STREET.

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21.6.1912

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THE RECESS.

PART III.

FROM this temporary death I was at last recalled by a sound that made me wish it had been indeed eternal—the voice, the. tremendous voice of Williams. Of what horrors was my soul instantly susceptible!. What dreadful images swam before those eyes I hardly durst open! Fearfully at length I cast them around-I saw I had been conveyed into the great room of our Recess, sacred once to piety and innocence, but now, alas! the shelter of rapine, perhaps of murder. A number of ill-looking ruffians stood ready to fulfil the worst commands of their ferocious confederate, who, with malignant joy, contemplated two hopeless victims unpitying Heaven seemed

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