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"The Glory of the alley-of-the-Test. ch. vII.

J. Brandard, lith

DESULTORY, BUT

CHIEFLY UPON POETRY AND POETS;

BETWEEN

AN ELDER, ENTHUSIASTIC,

AND AN APOSTLE OF THE LAW.

C. J. Sardan

"One caveat, good Reader, and then GoD speed thee!-Do not open it at
adventures, and by reading the broken pieces of two or three lines, judge it;
but read it through, and then I beg pardon if thou dislikest it. Farewell!"
T. ADAMS.

NEW YORK
PUBLIC

LONDON:

ORR AND CO. AND HOULSTON AND STONEMAN.

ROMSEY: LORDAN.

MDCCCXLIV.

TENOX LIBRARY

NEW YORK

CONSIDERATION

IS BESOUGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING PAGES, ON THE PLEA THAT THEY EMBODY WHAT IS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST UNWRITTEN BOOK. FROM SUCH AS MAY NOT PEREMPTORILY REFUSE TO HEAR

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MORE OF THIS MATTER IS INTREATED THE EXTRAORDINARY BOON OF A PERUSAL OF THE PRELUDE DEDICATORY.-THE MECHANICAL SINGULARITY THEREIN ADVERTED TO, IS NOT CLAIMED FOR THIS EDITION, WHICH CONTAINS ADDITIONS TO THE ORIGINAL VOLUME. BUT FOR A SENTENCE TANTAMOUNT TO REPRINT," PRONOUNCED OVER THE FORMER PAGES BY PRESIDENTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF LETTERS, THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE RE-PRESENTED THEMSELVES IN BOOK-SHAPE ON A THRONGED STREAM, WHEREIN NONE BUT THE STRONG MAY SWIM. STILL THE NOVEL SPECIES OF REMORE THAT IMPEDED THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE SURFACE, MAY POSSIBLY NOW HELP THEM INTO A SURER CURRENT TO THE HAVEN OF THE READER'S FAVOR.

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