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My grandfather, Sir Arthur Devereux had two children by wedlock, -- both sons; at his death, my father, the younger, bade adieu to the old hall and his only brother, prayed to the grim portraits of his ancestors to inspire him, and set out -- to join as a volunteer the armies of that Louis, afterwards surnamed "le grand." In time I returned to my grandfather's estate, where, to the astonishment of my relations, my fate was now to be reversed; and I was no sooner settled at Devereux Court than I became evidently the object of Sir William's pre-eminent attachment. The fact was that I really liked both the knight and his stories better than my brothers did; and while my childish anticipations of the world made me love to listen to stories of courts and courtiers, my uncle returned the compliment by declaring of my wit, as the angler declared of the River Lea, that one would find enough in it, if one would but angle sufficiently long. Nor was this all; my uncle and myself were exceedingly like the waters of Alpheus and Arethusa, -- nothing was thrown into the one without being seen very shortly afterwards floating upon the other. Every witticism or legend Sir William imparted to me (and some, to say truth, were a little tinged with the licentiousness of the times he had lived in), I took the first opportunity of retailing, whatever might be the audience; and few boys, at the age of thirteen, can boast of having so often as myself excited the laughter of the men and the blushes of the women. This circumstance, while it aggravated my own vanity, delighted my uncle's; and as I was always getting into scrapes on his account, so he was perpetually bound, by duty, to defend me from the charges of which he was the cause. No man defends another long without loving him the better for it; and perhaps Sir William Devereux and his eldest nephew were the only allies in the world who had no jealousy of each other.

    

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March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton Sir
ISBN: 1-4978-8883-2 / 978-1-4978-8883-8 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton Sir
ISBN: 1-169-74238-6 / 978-1-169-74238-3 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 1-161-35963-X / 978-1-161-35963-3 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 0-554-31972-1 / 978-0-554-31972-8 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 0-554-22669-3 / 978-0-554-22669-9 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
ISBN: 1-4344-9756-9 / 978-1-4344-9756-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron Lytton
ISBN: 1-59224-589-7 / 978-1-59224-589-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Pr
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer-Lytton
ISBN: 1-5117-4821-4 / 978-1-5117-4821-6
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 1-4979-9123-4 / 978-1-4979-9123-1 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer-Lytton
ISBN: 1-4818-6155-7 / 978-1-4818-6155-7 (USA edition)
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 1-4510-1031-1 / 978-1-4510-1031-2 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton Sir
ISBN: 1-162-57534-4 / 978-1-162-57534-6 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
ISBN: 1-4344-9755-0 / 978-1-4344-9755-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 1-4264-2841-3 / 978-1-4264-2841-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 0-554-01356-8 / 978-0-554-01356-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 0-554-12060-7 / 978-0-554-12060-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 1-4264-2878-2 / 978-1-4264-2878-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
ISBN: 1-59224-521-8 / 978-1-59224-521-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
ISBN: 0-543-91924-2 / 978-0-543-91924-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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May 1942 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devereux
Author(s): Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN: 0-7661-0782-5 / 978-0-7661-0782-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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