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THE

NORTHUMBRIAN
CHIEF TAIN,

OR

SPECTRE OF THE ABBEY.

A

LEGENDARY TALE.
(COLLECTED FROM AN ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT.]

BY

JOSEPH D. MʻARTHUR.

« Tenant of the tomb! Has thy soul left this earth,
charged with some foul crime that bars the gates of Paradise against
thee? Hast thou bid in the earth, the widow or the orphan's gold,
and now in espiation of that guilt, pour'st, at the midnight hour,
the shriek of misery? I'll dig that treasure up, though guarded by
hell's dragons ! Speak!—I will not blanch, nor stop the affrighted
car!”

SCHILLER.
Mournful sight!
Her very eyes weep blood, and every groan
She heaves is big with horror !-hut the foe,
Like a stauncb murderer, steady to his purpose,
Pursues her close.”

BLAIR.

Pewcastle upon Tyne:
PRINTED BY D. BASS, FOOT OF PILGRIM-STREET,

AND MAY BE HAD OF ALL THE BOOKSELLERS.

1803.
(Price One Shilling.)

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Cowards die many times before their deaths-
The valiant never taste of dea but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange, that nien should fear,
Seeing that death, a nec. fary end,
Will come, when it will come.

Shakespeare.
Nor him the churlish winter spares ;

His drenched frame, and hoary locks,
The rude winds lash his filvery hairs;

The peling storm his misery mucks.

The Storm--the PilgrimEffects of Fear-the

noble Impulses of Humanity-true Benevolence. KEEN blew the blast, and the angry

north appalled the frighted traveller--iiie fnow filvered the withered face of the deječied pilgrim-terror trod his every step, and pallid fear had marked him as her own-his wallet, filled with the produce of humanity, lay neglected ; and frequently he covered his head aneath the

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