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Title: Ivanhoe  
Author: Scott, Walter, Sir
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: Chapter One. Thus communed these; while to their lowly dome, The full?fed swine return?d with evening home; Compell?d, reluctant, to the several sties, With din obstreperous, and ungrateful cries. Pope?s Odyssey. In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. The remains of this extensive wood are still to be seen at the noble seats of Wentworth, of Warncliffe Park, and around Rotherham. Here haunted of yore the fabulous Dragon of Wantley; here were fought many of the most desperate battles during the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been rendered so popular in English song. Such being our chief scene, the date of our story refers to a period towards the end of the reign of Richard I., when his return from his long captivity had become an event rather wished than hoped for by his despairing subjects, who were in the meantime subjected to every species of subordinate oppression. The nobles, whose power had become exorbitant during the reign of Stephen, and whom the prudence of Henry the Second had scarce reduced to some degree of subjection to the crown, had now resumed their ancient license in its utmost extent; despising the feeble interference of the English Council of State, fortifying their castles, increasing the number of their dependants, reducing all around them to a state of vassalage, and striving by every means in their power, to place themselves each at the head of such forces as might enable him to make a figure in the national convulsions which appeared to be impending.

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Table of Contents: Ivanhoe, 1 -- Walter Scott, 1 -- Chapter I, 2 -- Chapter II, 6 -- Chapter III, 13 -- Chapter IV, 17 -- Chapter V, 22 -- Chapter VI, 27 -- Chapter VII, 36 -- Chapter VIII, 42 -- Chapter IX, 49 -- Chapter X, 55 -- Chapter XI, 61 -- Chapter XII, 66 -- Chapter XIII, 72 -- Chapter XIV, 78 -- Chapter XV, 84 -- Chapter XVI, 87 -- Chapter XVII, 94 -- Chapter XVIII, 98 -- Chapter XIX, 102 -- Chapter XX, 107 -- Chapter XXI, 112 -- Chapter XXII, 117 -- Chapter XXIII, 122 -- Chapter XXIV, 127 -- Chapter XXV, 133 -- Chapter XXVI, 138 -- Chapter XXVII, 143 -- Chapter XXVIII, 154 -- Chapter XXIX, 161 -- Chapter XXX, 169 -- Chapter XXXI, 174 -- Chapter XXXII, 182 -- Chapter XXXIII, 191 -- Chapter XXXIV, 200 -- Chapter XXXV, 206 -- Chapter XXXVI, 213 -- Chapter XXXVII, 218 -- Chapter XXXVIII, 225 -- Chapter XXXIX, 230 -- Chapter XL, 238 -- Chapter XLI, 249 -- Chapter XLII, 254 -- Chapter XLIII, 262 -- Chapter XLIV, 269


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