Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Beauchampe; or, The Kentucky Tragedy. A Tale of Passion. >> Front Matter >> Author's Advertisement

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Novel (Romance) | Lea and Blanchard | 1842
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THE reader may find or fancy some occasional
differences of fact and inference, date, place, and
period, between this and other narratives relating to
Beauchampe, and the famous Kentucky tragedy of
which he was the unhappy hero. But, as a man of
sagacity, he will naturally discard all bias derived
from any previous reading, in deference to that willI''
is now submitted him. Ours, in the language of the
quack advertisements, is the only genuine article.
We alone have gone to the fountain head for our
materials. We have good authority for all that is
here given. We can place our hand on the record
at any moment, and we defy all scepticism. News-
papers are lying things at best they have told sundry
fibs on this very subject. Pamphlets and our melan-
choly history has induced several´┐Żare scarcely bet-
ter as authorities ;´┐Żeven the dusty files of the court
should make nothing against the truth of our state-
ments where they happen to differ. At all events,
the good reader may be assured that our disagree-
ments are not substantial. They affect none of the