VOLUME II

CHAPTER I

Avaunt! and quit my sight! Let the Earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless; thy blood is cold; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which Thou dost glare with! Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal mockery hence!

Macbeth*

Continuation of the History of Don Raymond.

MY JOURNEY WAS uncommonly agreeable: I found the Baron a Man of some sense, but little knowledge of the world. He had past a great part of his life without stirring beyond the precincts of his own domains, and consequently his manners were far from being the most polished: But He was hearty, good-humoured, and friendly. His attention to me was all that I could wish, and I had every reason to be satisfied with his behaviour. His ruling passion was Hunting, which He had brought himself to consider as a serious occupation; and when talking over some remarkable chace, He treated the subject with as much gravity, as it had been a Battle on which the fate of two kingdoms was depending. I happened to be a tolerable Sportsman: Soon after my arrival at Lindenberg*I gave some proofs of my dexterity. The Baron immediately marked me down for a Man of Genius, and vowed to me an eternal friendship.

That friendship was become to me by no means indifferent. At the Castle of Lindenberg I beheld for the first time your Sister, the lovely Agnes. For me whose

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  • Oxford World's Classics *
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  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Introduction vii
  • Note on the Text xxxi
  • Select Bibliography xxxv
  • A Chronology of Matthew Gregory Lewis xxxvii
  • The Monk 1
  • Preface 3
  • Table of the Poetry 5
  • Advertisement 6
  • Volume I 7
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II *
  • Chapter III *
  • Volume II 129
  • Chapter I *
  • Chapter II 192
  • Chapter III 223
  • Chapter IV 256
  • Volume III 281
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