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TALES OF A JEWESS:
THE DOMESTIC MANNERS
CUSTOMS OF THE JEWS.
Original Anecdotes of Napoleon.
“ Ye curling fountains, as ye roll
Your silver waves along,
The subject of my song.”
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