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A NOVEL

IN TWO VOLUMES.

BY JAMES MCGRIGOR ALLAN,

AUTHOR OF “THE LAST DAYS OF A BACHELOR,” “THE Cost of A CORONET,"

THE INTELLECTUAL SEVERANCE OF MEN AND WOMEN,” &c., &c., &c.

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“ Alas! the love of women, it is known

To be a lovely and a fearful thing!”

BYBON.

VOL. II.

London:
T. CAUTLEY NEWBY, PUBLISHER,
30, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE

1863.
[The Right of Translation is Reserved.]

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NOBL Y FALSE.

BOOK THIRD.

THE PLOT.

CHAPTER I.

THE ECLIPSE.

EIGHTEEN months had elapsed since the event detailed in our last chapter, when the scene we are about to describe, took place at the Haymarket Theatre, crowded to witness the admirable impersonation of Meg Merrilies by Miss Cushman. The lorgnettes of a good

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