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CONFESSIONAL OF VALOMBRE.

A ROMANCE.

Printed by Lane, Darling, & Co. Leadenhall-Street, London.

THE

A Romance.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

BY

LOUISA SIDNEY STANHOPE,

AUTHOR OF

MONTBRASIL ABBEY; THE BANDIT'S BRIDE; STRIKING
LIKENESSES, &c. &c.

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THE

Confessional of Valombre.

CHAP. I.

What a state is guilt,

When every thing alarms it! 'like a sentinel

Who sleeps upon his watch, it wakes in dread,

Even at a breath of wind.

HAVARD.

THE accustomed revelry of intemperance had closed the dangers of a successful enterprize, and most of the banditti had reeled to their several couches, when Montauban, less inebriated, quitted the council-hall. As he ascended the staircase leading to his own chamber, a figure glided swiftly past him, whispering as it

VOL. IV.

fled

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