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THE NOVITIATE;

OR,

A YEAR AMONG THE ENGLISH JESUITS.

OR,

A YEAR AMONG THE ENGLISH JESUITS:

A PERSONAL NARRATIVE.

WITH

AN ESSAY ON THE CONSTITUTIONS,

The Confessional Morality, and History of the Jesuits.

BY ANDREW STEINMETZ.

“Nor aught so good, but strain'd from that fair use,
Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse !"

Romeo and Juliet, Act. II. Scene III.

LONDON:
SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 65, CORNHILL.

BX 3716 582

London) :
Printed by STEWART and MURRAY,

Old Bailey.

13.69

PREFACE.

A TRUNCATED biography, like a cone in the same condition, seems to require some account of the eliminated section. The author must disclose so much of his previous history, as will be necessary to enable the reader to comprehend, and duly to appreciate, the events that must, to a great extent, be intimately connected with the former.

The past, the present, and the future in the life of man, are three interjections in one and the same sentence; and the reader whose heart can sympathise with the feeling indicated by the first, will respond, like the vibration of the musical string, to the sigh that saddens the second in the dirge of life.

I was born in an island situated between the tropics - a Sw

a Swedish colony. My parents were of German and French origin: at the time of my

birth, and long after, they were sufficiently wealthy.

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