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SYDNEY BERESFORD.

A Tale of the Day.

BY

THE AUTHOR OF THE BANDIT'S BRIDE, &c.

Louisa hidney stanice

He that would be a master must draw by the life, as well as copy from originals,
and join theory and experience together.

('OLLIER.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

SHERWOOD, GILBERT, AND PIPER,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

PREFACE.

Trower Bu, z huo

Excitement is the piquancy of human § life; and truth, even in this age of illu

sion, often awakens excitement; because, under the head of truth, men look for what may happen to themselves, not calculating, that the wildest romance, is often less wild, than the romance every day working in domestic life. The tale of SYDNEY BERESFORD, which we humbly dedicate to the notice and amusement of the public, we pronounce founded on the stubborn basis of TRUTH; for the main-spring of the story-the peculations, and nefarious arts, to grasp and hold he

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