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THE SQUIRES OF BRUDENEL.

By the Author of "My Brides," &c.

“This novel is calculated to engage attention, and secure con

neal. The author has a decided faculty for drawing good, worthy, amiable people, and this, without any disparagement to her capability of delineating indifferent ones.”—Morning Post.

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By the Author of "Even Betting,” &c. “The author," says the Daily Telegraph, “ almost rivals 'Harry Lorrequer,' in the brilliancy of his word painting, and in the force and incisiveness of his style."

"It is characterised by sustained vivacity. It is well calculated to encourage and sustain perusual.”—Morning Post.

“An extremely amusing novel.”-Bell's Messenger.

“The incidents are fresh, and the power and vigour with which the characters are drawn have rarely been equalled."-Scarborough Mercury.

“The admirers of a dashing novel, full of stirring incidents and lively description, will find these volumes wholly to their taste. It will make a dull day pass very agreeably."- Standard.

In 1 Vol.

IN SPITE OF ALL.

I think," writes the late CHARLES DICKENS, “this story possesses very great merit, and in some respects attains to excellence. .... I have read many parts of it with unusual interest."

-Railways, postages-in a word, all the numerous facilities of the age-have almost annihilated distance, and, as a natural result, caused an individual trade between country customers and London establishments. Those who do not visit town, so as to select and purchase directly, send for patterns from which they can give their orders. But as all apparent advantages on the one hand have more or less their corresponding drawbacks, so this system is not without its bane. Pushing tradesmen make a market by offering goods at lower rates than they can possibly be sold at to realise a fair profit. The bait traps the unreflective, and the result is that the receipts en masse are not equal to the tempting samples. There is no new inven. tion in this; it has been practised in wholesale merchandise and by candidates for contracts, as the proverb hath it, since there were hills and valleys. But we grieve to add it is sometimes resorted to by those whom one would credit for more integrity. Ladies, therefore, need exercise caution, and place confidence only in houses of old. established fame, for rapidly-made businesses are not generally reli. able. And to what does this assertion amount more than to the fact that nothing great can be effected not only without labour but with. out time, and that Rome was not built, as the old saying says, in a day? Messrs. Jay, of Regent-street, whose name is well known amongst the few on the list of bonâ fide establishments in the metro. polis, have adopted a plan for assisting country ladies in choosing for themselves London fashions and fabrics. And their customers may rest assured that they will thus be enabled to obtain goods of every quality, both low and high priced, at the most reasonable terms that is, the terms of small profits for quick returns - and that they may firmly rely upon the thoroughly corresponding character of samples and supplies.- From the Court Journal.

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I will not be revenged, and this I owe to my enemy; but I will remember,

and this I owe to myself."-COLTON.

VOL. I.

London:
T. CAUTLEY NEW BY, PUBLISHER,
30, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.

1871.
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]

24G. 4. 240.

DEDICATED,

IN LOVE AND GRATITUDE,

TO MY MOTHER.

MARK HARDCASTLE.

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