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OR,

THE CAVALI E R.

A TALE

OL THE

YEAR SIXTEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-ONE.

BY THE AUTHOR OF “ WAVERLEY,
TALES OF THE CRUSADERS,” &c.

He was a very perfect gentle Knight.

CHAUCER.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO, EDINBURGH;
AND LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

LONDON.

1826.

WOODSTOCK.

VOL. 11.

A

WOODSTOCK.

CHAPTER I.

“ She kneel'd, and saint-like
Cast her eyes to heaven, and pray'd devoutly."

King Henry VIII.

COLONEL EVERARD's departure at the late hour, for so it was then thought, of seven in the evening, excited much speculation. There was a gathering of menials and dependents in the outer chamber, or hall, for no one doubted that his sudden departure was owing to his having, as they expressed it, “ seen something," and all desired to know how a man of such acknowledged courage as Everard, looked under the awe of a recent apparition. But he gave

them no time to make comments ; for,

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