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TALES OF A JEWESS.

TALES OF A JEWESS:

ILLUSTRATING

THE DOMESTIC MANNERS

AND

CUSTOMS OF THE JEWS.

INTERSPERSED WITH

Original Anecdotes of Napoleon.

BY

MADAME BRENDLAH.

FIRST SERIES.

“ Ye curling fountains, as ye roll

Your silver waves along,
Whisper to all your verdant shores

The subject of my song.”

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.

1838.

W. LAKE, 50, OLD BAILEY. INTRODUCTION.

LET not the reader expect to find in the following pages, feigned stories, nor tales from the visions of fancy. What is related is mostly founded on facts. If the names of the individuals concerned are altered, it is because it would be unjust to her friends for the Authoress to expose the frailties incidental to human nature; nor would it be decent in her to hold up to ridicule the religious tenets of the Jews, however erroneous she may now consider them.

The Authoress was born a Jewess, and brought up to revere and observe the rites and ceremonies of the Jews, who still consider themselves as “God's chosen people.

Her parents, being foreigners, were ignorant

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