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BALLANTYNE'S

NOVELIST'S LIBRARY.

VOL. III.

THE

NOVELS

OF

TOBIAS SMOLLETT, M. D.

VIZ.

COUNT FATHOM,
SIR LAUNCELOT GREAVES,

AND

THE TRANSLATION OF

CERVANTES'S DON QUIXOTE.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.

90, CHEAPSIDE.

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,

at the Border Press :

FOR JOHN BALLANTYNE, EDINBURGH.

1821.

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XXIV. He overlooks the advances of his friends,

Chap. I. Some sage observations that naturally in-

and smarts severely for his neglect,

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troduce our important history,

5 XXV. He bears his fate like a philosopher; and

II. A superficial view of our Hero's infancy, 7 contracts acquaintance with a very remarkable

III. He is initiated in a military life, and has the personage,

52

good fortune to acquire a generous Patron, : 8 XXVI. The history of the noble Castilian, 53

IV. His Mother's prowess and death; together

XXVII. A flagrant instance of Pathom's virtue, in

with some instances of his own sagacity,

the manner of his retreat to England,

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V. A brief detail of his Education,

XXVIII. Some account of his fellow-travellers, 63

VI. He meditates Schemes of Importance, 13 XXIX. Another providential deliverance from the

VII. Engages in partnership with a Female Asso- effects of the smuggler's ingenious conjecture,

64

ciate, in order to put his talents in action, 15 XXX. The singular manner of Pathom's attack

VIII. Their first attempt; with a digression which and triumph over the virtue of the fair Elenor, 67

some readers may think impertinent,

17 XXXI. He by accident encounters his old friend,

IX. The confederates change their battery, and

with whom he holds a conference, and renews a

achieve a remarkable Adventure,

19 treaty,

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X. They proceed to levy contributions with great XXXII. He appears in the great world with uni-

success, until our Hero sets out with the young

versal applause and admiration,

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Count for Vienna, where he enters into league

XXXIII. He attracts the envy and ill offices of the

with another Adventurer,

20 minor knights of his own order, over whom he obo

| XI. Fathom makes various efforts in the world of tains a complete vietory,

73

gallantry,

22 XXXIV. He performs another exploit, that con-

Xll. He effects a lodgement in the house of a rich veys a true idea of his gratitude and honour, 75

Jeweller,

23 XXXV. He repairs to Bristol Spring, where he

XIII

. He is exposed to a most perilous incident in reigas paramount during the whole seuson, · 79

the course of his intrigue with the Daughter, 25

Xxxvi. He is smitten with the charmg of a fe-

XIV. He is reduced to a dreadful dilemma, in con- male adventurer, whose allurements subject him

sequence of an assignation with the Wife, 27 to a new vicissitude of fortune,

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XV. Bat at length succeeds in his attempts upon

XXXVII. Fresh cause for exerting his equanimi-

both,

28 ty and fortitude,

XVI. His success begets a blind security, by which

XXXVIII. The Biter is bit,

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be is once again well nigh entrapped in his Dul. XXXIX. Our Adventurer is made acquainted with

cinea's apartment, :

31 a new scene of life,

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XVII. The Step-dame's suspicions being awaken. XL. He contemplates Majesty and its satellites in

ed, she lays a snare for our Adventurer, from which eclipse,

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he is delivered by the interposition of his good XLI. One quarrel is compromised, and another de.

genius,

cided, by unusual arms,

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XVIII. Our Hero departs from Vienna, and quits XLII. An unexpected rencounter, and an happy

the domain of Venus for the rough field of Mars, 36

revolution in the affairs of our Adventurer, 93

XIX. He puts himself under the guidance of his XLIII. Fathom justifies the proverb, “What’s bred

associate, and stumbles upon the French camp,

in the bone will never come out of the flesh,"

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where be finishes his military career,

38 XLIV. Anecdotes of poverty, and experiments for

XX. He prepares a Stratayem, but finds himself the benefit of those whom it may concern,

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countermined ; proceeds on his journey, and is XLV. Renaldo's distress deepens, and Fathom's

overtaken by a terrible tempest,

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plot thickens,

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XXI. He falls upon Scylla, seeking to avoid Cha- XLVI. Our adventurer becomes absolute in his

rybdes,

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power over the passions of his friend, and effects

XXII. He arrives at Paris, and is pleased with his

one-half of his aim,

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reception,

44 | XLVII. The art of borrowing further explained,

XXIII. Acquits himself with address in a noctur- and an account of a strange phenomenon, 106

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45 | XLVIII. Count Fathom unmasks his battery ; is

nal riot,

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