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HAWK WOOD.

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A ROMANCE OF ITALY.

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL. II.

LONDON

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1840.

LONDON

BLATCH AND LAMPERT, PRINTERS, GROVE PLACE, BROMPTON.

HAWKWOOD.

CHAPTER I.

He never set a squadron in the field,
Nor the division of a battle knows
More than a spinster.

OTHELLO.

IN a large Gothic apartment of the Castle of Pavia, there sat a solitary individual, at a table -covered with charts and manuscripts. His dress and appearance bespoke a person of studious habits; and he seemed absorbed in the perusal of a paper which lay before him.

The night was far advanced; and the light of a single lamp, which stood by his side, fell upon his anxious features, as he rapidly turned over

VOL. II.

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