Levant

Vol 23. No. 45 - Index

February, 2005

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Selection from _Arthur Mervyn_ by Charles Brockden Brown

October, 1997

Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn; or Memoirs of the Year 1793


from Part I, chapter XIII

. . . My thoughts were called away from pursuing these inquiries by a rumour, which had gradually swelled to formidable dimensions; and which, at length, reached us in our quiet retreats. The city, we are told, was involved in confusion and panick, for a pestilential disease had begun its destructive progress. Magistrates and citizens were flying to the country.

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