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OR, THE

Rise and Fall

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THE EARL OF SOMERSET.

A Romance,

IN THREE VOLUMES.

“ Let me speak, to the unknowing world,
How these things came about—so shall you hear
Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts;
Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters;
Of deaths put on by cunning, and forc'd cause ;
And, in this upshot, purposes inistook
Fall'n on the inventors' heads ;-all this can I
Truly deliver."

HAMLET.

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VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER,

13, AVE-MARIA-LANE.

LONDON:

SHACKELL AND ARROWSMITH, JOHNSON'S-COURT.

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These violent delights have violent ends,
And in their triumph die like fire and powder,
Which as they meet consume.

ROMEO AND JULIET.

In the latter part of the first volume, the reader met with the

young

Earl of Essex travelling in the suite of the Lord Hay, Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of France. At the period when the second volume of our tale commences, Essex had returned from his travels, and found his young Countess in all the bloom of youth and beauty; but he had also the misfortune to discover that her

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