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LONDON :

GEORGE WOODFALL AND SON,

ANORL COURT, SKINNER STREET.

OR, THE

ADVENTURES AND RECOLLECTIONS

THERESA DORNAY.

A NARRATIVE FOUNDED ON FACTS

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

VADDEN AND MALCOLM, LEADENHALL STREET.

1845.

LA SOUBRETTE.

CHAPTER I.

“N’entreprenez jamais rien, sans en voir la fin."

Most people are desirous of impressing others with the opinion that they were born to better prospects, and that their present mode of life is far inferior to that to which they had formerly been accustomed. Perhaps it is that feeling which induces me to say that I was not brought up with the intention of being nothing better than “ a lady's maid."

I will therefore give some short account of my parents, the particulars of which I gleaned from my father's journal, found among his papers after his death, before I begin with my own adventures, which, I beg to say,

VOL. I.

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