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THE

ANTIQUARY.

THE

BY THE

AUTHOR OF “ WAVERLEYAND “ GUY MANNERING.”

I knew Anselmo. He was shrewd and prudent,
Wisdom and cunning bad their shares of him ;
But be was sbrewish as a wayward child,
And pleased again by toys which childhood please ;
As-book of fables graced with print of wood,
Or else the jingling of a rusty medal,
Or the rare melody of some old ditty,
That first was sung to please King Pepin's cradle.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

EDINBURGH:

Printed by James Ballantyne and Co.
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH ; AND
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

LONDON.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The present Work completes a series of fictitious narratives, intended to illustrate the manners of Scotland at three different periods. WAVERLEY embraced the

age of our fathers, GUY MANNERING that of our own youth, and the ANTIQUARY refers to the last ten years of the eighteenth century. I have, in the two last narratives égpecially, sought my principal personages in the class of society who are

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