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AN ATTEMPT TO ASCERTAIN THEIR AUTHOR.
by

Adolphus bounsellor

at Low !

If thou be'st a man, shew thyself in thy likeness : if thou be'st a devil,
täke'i as thou list.-Tempest, Act III. Sc. 2.

BOSTON : :
SAMUEL H. PARKER, NO. 12, CORNHILL.

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1822.

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Introduction-General reasons for believing'the novels to have
been written by the author of Marmion

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LETTER III.

Subject of Letter II.continued–The novelist is, like the poet,

a man of good society-His stories never betray forgetful-
ness of honourable principles, or ignorance of good manners
--Spirited pictures of gentlemanly character-Colonel
Mannering Jadicious treatment of elevated historical per-

sonages.
The novelist quotes and praises most contemporary poets, ex-

cept the author of Marmion-Instances in which the poet
has appeared to slight his own unacknowledged, but after-
wards avowed productions - - - - - -

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