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A Sketch.

BY

BEATA ELIZABETH MACAULAY.

"Le Nimois est à demi-Romain ;
Sa Ville fut aussi la Ville aux sept collines,
Un beau soleil y luit sur de grandes ruines,
Et l'un de ses enfans se nommait ANTONIN.'

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PRE FACE.

The following pages have but little claim to originality.

To a slender narrative I have joined on anecdotes of places and persons, for which I am, in many instances, indebted to various French writers, from whose works I have translated, and adapted, sentences and paragraphs, where it suited my fancy to weave them into

my

tale. Among these local authorities are the names of M. Vigne-Malbois, Mayor of Aiguesmortes in 1834; of M. E. Frossard, now of Montaubon, whose work on Nismes, and the country for sixty miles round, (published a few years ago at Nismes, in Livraisons,) contains a quantity of amusing, miscellaneous information about the South of France; of M. de Bellevalle of Montpellier; of M. Hugues of Grand-Gallargues, and of many

others; besides those of Ménard, and Count Gasparin, old and well-known authorities upon the topography of Provence and Languedoc.

This little Sketch of Nismes, written for the most part, long ago, is now, at the suggestion of some friends, published; though I scarcely venture to look for readers of it beyond the narrow circle of private acquaintances.

B. E. M.

East Cowes, Isle of Wight,

19th March, 1855.

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