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THE

TUFT-HUNTER.

BY

LORD WILLIAM LENNOX.

* Charlotte. Besides, sir, I have other proofs of your hero's vanity.
· Serjeaat Circuit. Cite them.
* Charlotte. The paltry ambition of levying and following titles.
" Serjeant. Titles ! I don't understand you.

* Charlotte. I mean the poverty of fastening in public upon men of distinc-
tion, for no other reason but because of their rauk; adhering to Sir John, till
the baronet is superseded by my lord ; quitting the puny peer for an earl ;
and sacrificing all three for a duke."

FOOTE.

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LONDON:

P. SHOBERL, JUN., 51, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET,

PRINTER TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT.

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THE TUFT-HUNTER.

CHAPTER I.

“ A darker departure is near,
The death-drum is muffled, and sable the bier.”

CAMPBELL.

The plains of Abraham, near Quebec, were, on the 10th of June, 1824, the scene of a most heartrending spectacle. At daylight, the

garrison were under arms to witness the sentence of a general court-martial upon a private soldier of the —th regiment, who had been found guilty of desertion, and condemned to be shot.

From the moment that his sentence was pronounced, the prisoner was unceasingly at

VOL. I.

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