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SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,
WEST CORNER ST PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, LONDON.

E. P. DUTTON & CO., NEW YORK.

256. 4:38.

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WILLIAM TELL.

CHAPTER I.

HIS BIRTHPLACE.

LISTEN to me, friends of Liberty! you whose lofty souls and feeling hearts would teach you to die for your independence, or to live for the happiness of your country! Come, and I will tell you how a man, born in a barbarous country, in the midst of a people enslaved under the rod of an oppressor, alone, with no other aid than his own courage and magnanimity, gave to his desponding countrymen Liberty and a new existence, and taught them to know their birthright.

This man, whom Nature called her son,

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