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PRINTED FOR WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, PRINCE'S STREET ;

AND T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND, LONDON.

1817.

21 AUG 1961

THE

WHITE COTTAGE

CHAPTER I.

Now he sigh'd heavily, and now,
His hand withdrawing from his brow,
He shut the volume with a frown,
To walk his troubled spirit down.

ROGERS.

MR. Welburn looked up very frequently, and very anxiously, to the window of his room, as he sat in his chair with a volume of Cook's voyages lying before him, and heard the rain pattering against the glass. He had risen six times in the course of an

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