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CONFESSIONAL OF VALOMBRE.

A ROMANCE.

Pripted by Lane, Darling, & Co. Leadenhall-Street, London.

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PONTBRASIL ABBEY; THE BANDIT'S BRIDE; STRIKING

LIKENESSES, &c. &c.

Oh, such a deed
As from the body of contraction plucks
The very soul; and sweet religion makes
A rhapsody of words!

SHAKESPEARE.

VOL. IV.

LONDON :

TOTHA

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PRINTED AT THE

Dinerba-Prese,
FOR A. K. NEWMAN AND

LEADENHALL-STREET.

1812.

249, n. 330.

THE

Confessional of Valombre.

CHAP. I.

What a state is guilt,
When every thing alarms it! 'like a sentinel
Who sleeps upon his watch, it wakes in dread,
Even at a breath of wind.

HAVARD The accustomed revelry of intemperance had closed the dangers of a successful enterprize, and most of the banditti had reeled to their several couches, when Montauban, less inebriated, quitted the council-hall, As he ascended the staircase leading to his own chamber, a figure glided swiftly past him, whispering as it YOL, IV.

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