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of the Moselle.” Three vols. crown 8vo, cloth 31s. 6d.

At all Libraries. “May be most readily described as a story modelled on the lines of the late Mr. Smedley's tales, notably • Frank Fairleigh, to which it bears no inconsiderable resemblance in style, and even at times in diction, though not in such a fashion as to justify any charge of plagiarism. There is promise in it. . . . a superabundance of incident and episode, errors on the right side."—Academy.

“ It has dash and go and promise."-World.

“ The hero of the tale is Seton Herold, his school-days are des. cribed in lively colours, and a great deal of genuine humour is displayed.”Tablet.

“A really good novel, considerably above the average, well imagined, and written with a certain nicety of detail which rather arrests than hinders the breadth of the general effect; the characters are naturally and distinctly drawn, and the dialogue easy."-" It has all the marks of genuine talent."--Morning Post.

“The boyish part of Seton's career is humorous; the history of the chancery suit recall us to the days of • Bleak House. One of the best hits of character may be found in the letters.”Athenæum.

“ Other types are drawn with equal skill. A clever and a decidedly superior book.”—Mayfair.

" It is a novel which will make a long winter evening pass quickly.” - Oxford Guardian,

“No vulgarities of thought or diction to annoy the reader.”Daily News.

“This pretty story. ... There is a: freshness and vivacity about the style. ... The evidence of a genuine comic talent is borne out. . . . Certainly the novel deserves to succeed."-Whitehall Review.

“ It is full of a delicate humour and pleasing irony, and takes up the one and leaves the other with rare ease and grace. . i . It is most interesting. ... The sadness which predominates over all is far too deep to be perpetually on the surface; it is more heard in undertones all along, and the writer manages to show us in a most pleasant and inoffensive manner that he does not hold, with the celebrated Pangloss, that everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”London.

“ There is a good deal of amusement to be found. ... The complicated lawsuit which Seton, unfortunately for himself, is led to engage in, is by no means badly told, and gives occasion for some humorous sketches of members of the legal profession.”Graphic.

REMINGTON & co., 5, ARUNDEL STREET, STRAND, W.c.

TALES

FROM THE

OLD DRAMATISTS.

BY

MARMADUKE E. BROWNE, M.A.

1. JUL 1879 .
PODLEIAME

London:
REMINGTON AND CO.,

5, ARUNDEL STREET, STRAND, W.C.

1878.
[All Rights Reserved.]

251. f. 13)

TO

HENRY IRVING,

THE WORTHY SUCCESSOR OF THOSE GREAT ACTORS

WHOSE NAMES WILL EVER BE IDENTIFIED

WITH THE OLD ENGLISH DRAMA,

I DEDICATE, BY HIS KIND PERMISSION, THESE TALES,

IN HEARTY APPRECIATION

OF HIS CONSCIENTIOUS AND UNTIRING EXERTIONS

IN SUSTAINING AND ELEVATING THE HIGHEST STANDARD

OF ENGLISH ACTING,

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