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OR,

CAVALIERS AND ROUNDHEADS.

A NOVEL

BY ONE OF THE

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AUTHORS OF THE “REJECTED ADDRESSES,

Horatio Smith.

“ Now universal England getteth drunk

For joy that Charles her monarch is restor'd
And she, that sometime wore a saintly mask,
The stale grown vizor from her face doth pluck,

And weareth now a suit of morris-bells,
With which she jingling gues through all her towns and villages."

Lamb's John Woodvil.

SECOND EDITION.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.

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“Out of my door, you witch! you hag, you baggage ! you polecat, you runnion !"

SHAKSPEARE.

It was on a dark and gusty night of autumn, during the latter years of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate, that a black covered cart, drawn by two horses of the same sable hue, emerged from the umbrageous recesses of Ashdown forest, which, at that period, nearly extended to the northern extremity of Sussex. It was attended by two armed men, one of whom kept close to the horses' heads, while his companion,

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