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The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck Mary Shelley J’ai veu filz d’Angleterre, Richard d’Yorc nommé. Que l’on disoit en terre, estinct et consommé. Endurer grant souffrance; et par nobles exploitz. Vivre en bonne esperance, d’estre Roy des Angloys. --Old French Chronicle. PREFACE. The story of Perkin Warbeck was first suggested to me as a subject for historical detail.
On studying it, I became aware of the romance which his story contains, while, at the same time, I felt that it would be impossible for any narration, that should be confined to the incorporation of facts related by our old Chronicle to do it justice. It is not singular that I should entertain a belief that Perkin was, in reality, the lost Duke of York.
For, in spite of Hume, and the later historians who have followed in his path, no person who has at all studied the subject but arrives at the same concl...

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