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HAW KW O O D.

HA W KW O O D,

A ROMANCE OF ITALY.

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL. III.

LONDON SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1840.

LONDON:

BLATCH AND LAN PERT, PRINTERS, GROVE PLACE, BROMPTON

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HAWKWOOD.

CHAPTER I.

And there was mounting in hot haste—the steed,
The mustering squadron, and the clattering car,
Went pouring forward with impetuous speed,
And swiftly forming in the ranks of war.

CHILDE HAROLDE, CANTO III,

WE have now to pass over a period of several years ; but before resuming the thread of our narrative, we must crave our reader's patience, while we take a cursory glance at the principal events which happened in Italy in the intervening space.

The talents and the ambition of Visconti, now created Duke of Milan, had rendered him by

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