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EVE OF SAN-PIETRO,

A TALE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

Ruin from Man is most conceal'd when near,
And sends the dreadful tidings in the blow !
Is this the flight of fancy? would it were !
Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings, but Himself,
That hideous sight-a NAKED HUMAN HEART!

YOUNG.
You've wrong'd me all, and on you all-but hold
I form Revenge too mighty to be told !

Ovio's EPISTLES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, STRAND;

PY 1, GOLD, SHOE-LANE, FLILT-STAEIT,

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EVE OF SAN-PIETRO,

CHAP. I.

« The time, and my intents, are savage, wild; “ Môre fierce, and more inexorable far, Than empty tygers, on the roaring sea.”

SHAKESPEARE.

From the instant he had perpetrated the dreadful deed, horror and consternation seemed to have stupified Morano ; an universal shivering seized his whole frame, and the last mysterious words of Gradisca, struck like lightning on his soul; he had scarcely power to order Bernardo to conceal the body, and secure the woman in safety, when he darted from the chamber of

death,

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