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BY THE AUTHOR OF a WAVERLEY.”
'Tis said that words and signs have power
Who tamper with such dangerous art.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY P. DiDoT, SENIOR, RUE DU Pont-De-Lodi,
* He could not deny that, looking round-upon the dreary reigion, and seeing nothing but bleak fields and naked trees, hills obscured by fogs, and flats covered with inundations, he did for some time suffer melancholy to prevail upon him, and wished himself again safe at home.” Travels of Wril MARVEL, Idler, N° 49.
It was in the beginning of the month of Novem. ber, 17—, when a young English gentleman, who had just left the university of Oxford, made use of the liberty afforded him, to visit some parts of the north of England; and curiosity extended his tour into the adjacent frontier of the sister country. He had visited, upon the day that opens our history, some monastic ruins in the county of Dumfries, and spent much of the day in making drawings of them from different points; so that, upon mounting his horse to resume his journey, the brief and gloomy twilight of the season had