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EVE OF SAN-PIETRO.

A TALE.

IN TIIREE VOLUMES.

Ruin from man is most conceal'd when near,
And sends the dreadful tidings in the blow!
Is this the flight of fancy? would it were !
Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings, but Himself,
That hideous sight-a NAKED HUMAN HEART!

YOUNG.
- You've wrong'd me all, and on you all--but hold--
i form Revenge too mighty to be told !

OVID's EPISTLER,

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND;

BY I, GOLD, SHOE-LANE, FLEET-STREET,

25

EVE OF SAN-PIETRO.

CHAP. I.

“ All places, that the eye of Heaven visits,
Are, to the wise man, ports and happy havens ;
Teach thy necessities to reason thus :
There is no virtue like necessity.”

SHAKESPEARE.

From a quiet slumber of three hours, Viola was awakened by the burning rays of the sun darting full upon her face. She arose from her couch, refreshed both in body and mind, and most anxious for the arrival of the Marchese, that she might get over, as soon as possible, the dreaded meeting

with:

VOL. II.

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