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THE LORDSHIP BY TENURE,
The Ladye of the Rose :
RELATING TO THE
GREAT FOUNDER OF THE NOBLE HOUSE OF DARBYE.
“ Palmam qui meruit ferat."
BY THE AUTHOR OF
“ CROCKFORD'S; OR, LIFE IN THE WEST."
IN TWO VOLUMES.
A MOST A MIABLE
ILLUSTRIOUS IN MIND, AS IN RANK,
THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE, K.G.
TIE PROFOUNDEST RESPECT,
The family Legend of the noble house of Derby being somewhat voluminous, and being, besides, wholly distinct from, though having reference to the Novel of “Craven Derby; or, the Lordship by Tenure,” (yet, of which, it still forms an essential part) it has been thought proper, to publish it separately, though connectively, in the shape of a key to that production, which may be considered in the light of a lock to it.
The nature of a Legend admits of the blending of facts with fiction; but the great difficulty attending an effort of this kind, mainly exists in not outraging nature and