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WAVERLEY NOVELS.

VOLUME I.

WAVERLE Y.

EDINBURGH:
ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK.

MDCCCLIII.

TO THE

KING'S MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY.

SIRE,

The Author of this Collection of Works of Fiction would not have presumed to solicit for them your Majesty's august patronage, were it not that the perusal has been supposed, in some instances, to have succeeded in amusing hours of relaxation, or relieving those of languor, pain, or anxiety; and, therefore, must have so far aided the warmest wish of your Majesty's heart, by contributing, in however small a degree, to the happiness of your people.

They are, therefore, humbly dedicated to your Majesty, agreeably to your gracious permission, by

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