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The Lady of Lyons by Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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The Lady of Lyons;

Or,

Love and Pride.



by Edward Bulwer Lytton




To the author of "Ion."

Whose genius and example have alike contributed towards the regeneration
of The National Drama,

This play is inscribed.

PREFACE.

An indistinct recollection of the very pretty little tale,
called "The Bellows-Mender," suggested the plot of this Drama.
The incidents are, however, greatly altered from those in the tale,
and the characters entirely re-cast.

Having long had a wish to illustrate certain periods of the French
history, so, in the selection of the date in which the scenes of this
play are laid, I saw that the era of the Republic was that in which