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THE VIEGINIANS



A TALE OF THE LAST CENTURY.



BY



W. M. THACKEEAY,



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AUTHOR OP "ESMOND," "VANITY FAIR," "THE NEWCOMES," ETC. ETC.



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LONDON:
SMITH, ELDER & CO., 15, WATERLOO PLACE.

1870.



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TO



SIR HENEY DAVISON,



CHIEF JUSTICE OF MADRAS,



[f^i^ts iSoolt 10 Insctitietr



AN AFFECTIONATE OLD FRIEND.



London, September 7, 1859.



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CONTENTS.



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PAOS



l.-i:» WHICH ONE OP THE YIRGINIA-NS VISITS HOMS . • • . 1

S. -IN WHICH HARRY HAS TO PAY FOR HIS SUPPER , , . . 9

3. — THE ESM0Nj3o IN VIRGINIA , , . 18

4.— IN WHICH HARRY FINDS A NEW RELATIVE . • • , . 24

5. — FAMILY JARS 29

6. — THE VIRGINIANS BEGIN TO SEE THE WORLD . , • , . 39

7. — PREPARATIONS FOR WAR 45

8.— IN WHICH GEORGE SUFFERS FROM A COMMON DISEASE . . . 52

9. — HOSPITALITIES hi

10. — A HOT AFTERNOON ^Q

11. — WHEREIN THE TWO GEORGES PREPARE FOR BLOOD . • . 75

12. — NEWS FROM THE CAMP ......... 79

13.— PROFITLESS QUEST 86

14. — HARRY IN ENGLAND . , , 93

15. — A SUNDAY AT CASTLEWOOD 97

16. — IN WHICH GUMBO SHOWS SKILL WITH THE OLD ENGLISH WEAPON . 10 i

17.— ON THE SCENT 112

18. — AN OLD STORY 119

19.— CONTAINING BOTH LOVE AND LUCK . , • • . .126

20. — FACILIS DESCENSUS 131

21. — SAMARITANS . • • S • . 141

22. — IN HOSPITAL . . , . ♦ 148

23. — HOLYDAYS • • . . 156

24. — FROM OAKHDRST TO TUNBRIDGE 162

25. — NEW ACQUAINTANCES 1C9

26. — IN WHICH WE ARE AT A VERY GREAT DISTANCE FROM OAKHURST . 176

27.— PLENUM OPUS ALE^ 186

28. — THE WAT OF THE WORLD . 192



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CHAP. PAOB

29. — IN WHICH HARRY CONTINUES TO ENJOY OXIUM SINE D'.GNITATE . 193 '

30. — CONTAINS A LETTER TO VIRGINIA 201

31. — THE BEAR AND THE LEADER , 208

32. — IN WHICH A FAMILY COACH IS ORDERED 219

33. — CONTAINS A SOLILOQUY BY HESTER 227

34. — IN WHICH MR. WARRINGTON TREATS THE COMPANY WITH TEA AND

A BALL 233

35.— ENTANGLEMENTS 24?

36. — WHICH SEEMS TO MEAN MISCHIEF ...•.., 24p

37. — IK WHICH VARIOUS MATCHES ARE FOUGHT , . . , , 25'J

33.— SAMPSON AND THE PHILISTINES ' , 262

39. — HARRY TO TnE RESCUE . 270

40. — IN WHICH HARRY PAYS OFF AN OLD DEBT AND Ii!



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