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THE DAYS OF QUEEN BESS.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
MEN AND MANNERS; MYSTERY; ASTONISHMENT; THE
No apology can be required for writing
a Romance, after the many emineut persons, of both sexes, who have, for centuries past, deemed it no degradation to employ their talents in this species of composition.
Story-telling is of ancient and reverend* origin; and provided the tendency of the story told, be moral, there can be no fair objection raised to its being made the entainment of hours devoted to relaxation.
* In reference to the Theagenes and Chariclea of Heliodorus.