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WOODSTOCK.

PRINTED BY JULES DIDOT, SENIOR,

PRINTER TO HIS MAJESTY, RUE DU PONT-DE-LODI, N° 6.

OR,

THE CAVALIER;

A TALE

OF

Che Year Sixteen Hundred and fifty-one.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

« WAVERLEY, » « TALES OF THE CRUSADERS,» etc

He was a very perfeet gentle knight.

CHAUCER.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

PARIS:
PUBLISHED BY A. AND W. GALIGNANI,
AT THE ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, AND SPANISH LIBRARY,

N° 18, RUE VIVIENNE.

1826.

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WOODSTOCK.

CHAPTER 1.

Slay-for the King has thrown his warder down.

Richard II.

The combatants, whom we left engaged at the end of the last volume, made mutual passes at each other with apparently equal skill and courage. Charles had been too often in action, and too long a party as well as a victim to civil war, to find any thing new or surprising in being obliged to defend himself with his own hands; and Everard had been distinguished, as well for his personal bravery, as for the other properties of a commander. But the arrival of a third party prevented the tragic conclusion of a combat, in which the success of either party must have given him much cause for regretting his victory.

VOL. III.

I

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