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THE

MYSTERIOUS

FREE BOOTER;

OR,

THE DAYS OF QUEEN BESS.

a Romance.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

BY

FRANCIS LATHOM,

AUTHOR OF

MEN AND MANNERS; MYSTERY; ASTONISHMENT; THE
IMPENETRABLE SECRET, &c. &c.

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ARY

PREFACE.

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.

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