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Lysbeth, a Tale of the Dutch by H. Rider (Henry Rider) Haggard
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A Tale Of The Dutch

By H. Rider Haggard

First Published 1901.


In token of the earnest reverence of a man of a later generation for his
character, and for that life work whereof we inherit the fruits to-day,
this tale of the times he shaped is dedicated to the memory of one of
the greatest and most noble-hearted beings that the world has known; the
immortal William, called the Silent, of Nassau.


There are, roughly, two ways of writing an historical romance--the first
to choose some notable and leading characters of the time to be treated,
and by the help of history attempt to picture them as they were; the
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