Romantic Tragedies

  1. Rose Carrington
  2. Mary Ashford
  3. Adelaide Bartlett
  4. The Secret of a Cobham Coppice
  5. Mary Rogers, the Pretty Cigar Girl of New York.

The majority of the tragedies hitherto dealt with appertain more to mystery than to romance. There are others in which the two characteristics are intimately blended and in some the romance is more appealing than the mystery. Four instances may be selected as typical of this variety of unsolved mysteries​—​the pathetic story of Rose Carrington, the drama of Adelaide Bartlett, the tragic fate of Mary Ashford, the village belle, with its strange sequel, “The Wager of Battle,” and the secret of a Cobham coppice. We will take them in the order denoted.