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THE

BROK EN FON T.

A

STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.

BY THE

AUTHOR OF “TALES OF THE WARS OF OUR TIMES,"

“ RECOLLECTIONS OF THE PENINSULA,"

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LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW,

1836.

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PREFACE.

It is impossible to read or meditate concerning that period of history in which the scene and action of my tale are laid without partaking of the feelings of both parties in that great quarrel, and “ being in an innocent sense) on both sides.”

In such a spirit has my story been conceived and written. Until the sword was drawn, the more generous and constitutional Royalists were separated by but a faint line from the best and most patriotic men of the Parliament party.

I have, however, confined myself more particularly to the contemplation of those miseries and violent acts of persecution which the appeal

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