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A TALE OF 1688.

BY THE

AUTHOR OF “ BRAMBLETYE HOUSE,” &c. &c.

Remember, O my friends! the laws, the rights,
The generous plan of power delivered down,
From age to age, by your renown'd forefathers:
O let it never perish in your hands,
But piously transmit it to your children !

Caro,

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
HENRY COLBURN AND RICHARD BENTLEY,
NEW BURLINGTON-STREET.

LONDON PRINTED BY SAMUEL BENTLEY,

Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

WALTER COLYTON.

CHAPTER I.

Your virtues
Are sanctified and holy traitors to you.
Oh! what a world is this, when what is comely
Envenoms him that bears it.

As You Like It.

In a short time, affairs at Orchard Place resunied their customary train, and although the death of Richard, his supposed apparition, and the somnambulism of Edith, formed, for some time, the prevalent subjects of conversation in the Colyton family, their effects ceased to be felt, sooner or later, according to the temperament of the different individuals. The Squire, who had

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