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SIR E. L. BUL WER, BART., M.P., M. A.
Bulwer-Lyttori Fulwand honest

« Sleep,

Voluptuoas Cesar, and security
Beize on thy powers !"-BEN JONSON-Fall of Sejanuma

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,

No. 82 CLIFF-STREET.

1840.

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TO

COUNT ALFRED D'ORSAY.

· MY DEAR COUNT D'Orsay, WHEN the parentage of Godolphin was still unconfessed and unknown, you were pleased to encourage his first struggles with the world: now, will you permit the father he has just discovered to reintroduce him to your notice? I am sorry to say, however, that my unfilial offspring, having been so long disowned, is not sufficiently grateful for being acknowledged at last: he says that he belongs to a very numerous family, and, wishing to be distinguished from his brothers, desires not only to reclaim your acquaintance, but to borrow your name. Nothing less will content his ambition than the most public opportunity in his power of parading his obligations to the most accomplished gentleman of our time. Will you, then, allow him to make his new appearance in the world under your wing, and thus suffer the son, as well as the father, to attest the kind. ness of your heart, and to boast the honour of your friendship? Believe me, my dear Count d'Orsay, With the sincerest regard, Yours very faithfully and truly,.

E. L. B.

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