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CHRONICLES OF THE SCHÖNBERG-COTTA FAMILY,"

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LONDON:
T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW;

EDINBURGH; AND NEW YORK.

1868.

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BOTH SIDES OF THE SEA:

A STORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH

AND THĘ RESTORATION.

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Olive's Recollections.
INCE England was, such an event was never

witnessed within sound of her scas, as that

which darkened London on the fatal 30th of January 1649

In the recollection of such moments it is difficult to disentangle feeling from fact, what we saw with our eyes and heard with our ears from what others told

us,

from what we saw with the imagination and heard with the

heart.

In my memory that day lies shrouded and silent, as if all that happened in it had been done in a city spellbound into silence in a hushed, sunless, colourless world, where all intermediate tints were gathered into funereal black and white, the black of the heavily-draped scaffold and the whiteness of the frosty ground from which it

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