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H AWKWOO D.

1 A ROMANCE OF ITALY.

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL. II.

LONDON

SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

1840.

LONDON

BLATCH AND LAMPERT, PRINTERS, GROVE PLACE, BROMPTON.

HAWK WOO D.

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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