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IN TWO VOLUMES.
A MEMOIR OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THE AUTHOR, BY
SIR WALTER SCOTT.
CONTAINING THE ADVENTURES OF RODERICK RANDOM;” “THE ADVENTURES OF
* THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF AN ATOM;” AND “POEMS."
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
Chap. I. Of my birth and parentage. 15 | the house of a schoolmaster; our treatment there.
II. I grow up; am hated by my relations; sent
to school; neglected by my grandfather; mal- CHAP. XI. We descry the wagon; get into it;
treated by my master; seasoned to adversity; I arrive at an inn; our fellow-travellers described;
form cabals against the pedant; am debarred a mistake is committed by Strap, which produces
access to my grandfather; hunted by his heir; 1 strange things.
demolish the teeth of his tutor.
16 XII. Captain Weazel challenges Strap, who
me; a description of him; he goes along with and me; the usurer is fain to give Miss Jenny five
me to the house of my grandfather; is encoun- guineas for a release; we are in danger of losing a
tered by his dogs; defeats them after a bloody meal; the behaviour of Weazel, Jenny, and Joey,
engagement; is admitted to the old gentleman; a on that occasion; an account of Captain Weazel
18 and his lady; the captain's courage tried; Isaac's
IV. My grandfather makes his will; our mirth at the captain's expense.
second visit; he dies; his will is read in presence XIII. Strap and I are terrified by an appari-
V. The schoolmaster uses me barbarously; I appearance described; we are insulted in the
form a project of revenge, in which I am assisted street; an adventure in an alehouse; we are im-
by my uncle; I leave the village; am setuled at posed upon by a waggish footman; set to rights
an university by his generosity.
21 by a tobacconist; take lodgings; dive for a dinner;
VI. I make great progress in my studies; am an accident at our ordinary.
caressed by every body; my female cousins take XIV. We visit Strap's friend; a description
notice of me; I reject their invitation; they are of him; his advice; we go to Mr Cringer's house;
incensed, and conspire against me; I am left are denied admittance; an accident befalls Strap;
destitute by a misfortune that befalls my uncle; his behaviour thereupon; an extraordinary ad-
Gawky's treachery; my revenge.
venture occurs, in the course of which I lose all
VII. I am entertained by Mr Crab; a descrip- my money.
tion of him; I acquire the art of surgery; consult XV. Strap moralizes; presents his purse to
26 Mr Staytape; I become acquainted with a fellow-
old school-fellow Strap; we determine to walk ger and Staytape, and informs me of the method
together to London; set out on our journey; put to be pursued at the navy-office and surgeons'
up at a solitary alehouse; are disturbed by a hall; Strap is employed.
strange adventure in the night.
28 XVI. My new acquaintance breaks an ap-
X. The highwayman is taken; we are detained him; be makes me his confidant in an amour;
as evidence against him; proceed to the next desires me to pawn my linen for his occasions;
village; he escapes; we arrive at another inn, I recover what I lent him; some curious obser-
where we go to bed; in the night we are awaked vations of Strap on that occasion; his vanity. 49
by a dreadful adventure; next night we lodge at XVII. I go to surgeons' hall, where I meet