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PREFACE.

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The completion of a fourth volume of our miscellany, affords us another opportunity of speaking of its several claims to public favour. The “ OLIO" contains nearly one hundred and twenty TALES and ROMANCES, of which more than one-third are original, and would, alone, if printed in ordinary sized type, fill at least six modern octavo volumes! Besides these, in themselves a rich fund of amusement, the “ OLIO" contains a number of original miscellaneous papers, upon every interesting subject, together with a multitude of extracts from rare and expensive books, a large collection of ANECDOTES, and a DIARY and CHRONOLOGY, the usefulness of which must be obvious to every person.

The excellence of our ENGRAVINGS, executed from original designs, renders any comment unnecessary, but we may venture to assert that no periodical work possesses illustrations so able, and so characterestic.

We cannot conclude our remarks without thanking our numerous correspondents for the assist. ance which they have rendered us. To several of them

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