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“ Fie on ambition! Fie on myself! that have a sword, and yet am
ready to famish! These five days have I bid me in these woods, and
durst not peep out, for all the country is laid for me."

SHAKSPEARE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

LONDON

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET,

REUBEN APSLEY.

CHAPTER I.

“ If I am Traduced by ignorant tongues, which neither know My faculties nor person, yet will be The chronicles of my doing, let me say 'Tis but the fate of place, and rough brake That virtue must go through. We must not stint Our necessary actions, in the fear To cope malicious censurers.”

SAAKSPEARE.

The day of Reuben's departure from Goldingham Place, and of his flight to Lyme to join the Duke of Monmouth, had proved a most anxious one to his uncle. The seizure of his brass cannons, of which he presently received

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