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THE

HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, Esq.

COLONEL

IN THE SERVICE OF HER MAJESTY Q. ANNE. .

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

(BY W. M, THACKERAY.)

COPYRIGAT EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

· VOL. I.

LEIPZIG

BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ

18 52.

Servetur ad imum Qualis ab incepto processerit, et sibi constet.

TO THE RIGAT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM BINGHAM, LORD ASHBURTON.

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MY DEAR LORD, The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen Anne's time, must not omit the Dedication to the Patron; and I ask leave to inscribe these volumes to your Lordship for the sake of the great kindness and friendship which I owe to you and yours.

My volumes will reach you when the Author is on his voyage to a country where your name is as well known as here. Wherever I am, I shall gratefully regard you; and shall not be the less welcomed in America because I am Your obliged friend and servant,

W. M. THACKERAY.

LONDON, October 18, 1852.

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