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THE

STORY OF A LIFE.

VOL. I.

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LONDON: Printed by A. & R. Spottiswoode,

New-Street-Square.

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LON

MAN, HURST, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1825.

PREFACE.

In this

and

age

of restlessness and excitement, when so many are wandering,

so many are sighing to wander, I have thought that the imaginary life of a weak and wayward being, selfexiled, and subjected through long years to vicissitude and sorrow, might not be altogether devoid of interest, or perhaps, indeed, without its use.

To have filled up well the outline of this conception would have required a bolder hand, and a finer touch than mine.

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