Excerpt from Katharine Walton, or the Rebel of Dorchester
The trilogy contemplated when I began The Partisan, is now complete with Katharine Walton, though it will be found that certain of the dramalis persona? Of this series, have a. Pro longed existence, in another romance, yet to follow, which opens at the moment when the war of the Revolution closes; and is designed to show the eﬂ'ects of that conﬂict upon the condition of the country, the fortunes of its people, and the general morale of society. But of this, nothing need be spoken now. Enough for the present, and for the volume in your hands. I do not ask, my dear Frost, that this book shall take the place with you, or with any of your ancient brethren, of the fathers in the law but shall be quite satisfied, if when the Bigwigs are fairly shelved, or under the table out of sight and mind - you closet your self for an hour with my heroine of the Ashley a woman drawn, I honestly think, after our best models of good manners, good taste, good intellect, and noble, generous sensibilities; ﬂank, buoyant, and refined; yet superior to mere convention.
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