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OR,

CLUBS AND COTERIES,

A NOVEL

BY THE

AUTHOR OF “THE AGE OF PITT AND FOX.”

“There be that can pack the cards, and yet cannot play well, so there are
some that are good in canvasses and factions, that are otherwise weak men.”
- LORD BACON.

IN THREE VOLS.

VOL. I.

IT

LONDON:

CHARLES J. SKEET, PUBLISHER,
21, KING WILLIAM STREET, CHARING CROSS

1852.

249. R.390,

London: M. S. Myers, Printer, 22, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden.

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PREFACE.

A WITTY and popular M.P. has given me so much assistance in the composition of this novel, that I hesitate in sending it before the town with only one name on the title-page. As, however, he persists in saying that viva voce sketches of scenes in which he mingled, descriptive analysis of character, and manipulation of occasional

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