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MONTFORT.

The story of Miss Joanna Baillie's play of “ De Montfort” is founded on an interesting trial for murder, in the last century, of a gentleman who resided near the sea shore, and with whom the hapless victim had been intimately acquainted in his youthful days. On the evening of the murder, the resident in question, whom we will call Mr. B., was surprised by the entrance of his old comrade, who had been shipwrecked on that part of the coast. Mr. B. welcomed him with apparent cordiality and delight, and invited him to spend a month or two at his mansion. The guest consented, and, the next morning, was found murdered in his bed. Mr. B. was arrested and tried, but nothing could

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