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T'HE

OLIO;

OR,

MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.

“ A just image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes
of fortune to which it is subject, for the delight and instruction of mankind."-Dryden.

VOL. X.

AUGUST TO FEBRUARY.

I have song of war for knight,
Lay of love for lady bright;
Fairy tale to lull the heir,
Goblin grim the maids to scare."-SIR WALTER Scott.

LONDON

Printed and Published by
JOSEPH SHACKELL, 15, WINE OFFICE COURT, FLEET STREET.

SOLD BY LONGMAN AND CO.; WAITTAKER AND CO.; SHERWOODAND CO.; SIMPKIN
AND MARSHALL; B. STRILL; W. STRANGE CARVILL, NEW YORK; LANCE, PARIS;

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINODOM.

MDCCCXXXIII.

A 245 024

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PREFACE.

GENTLE READER-If thou desire to be fed with milk and honey—if thou be a worm creeping and winding into the recesses of miscellaneous lore, turn over the fructifying leaves of the OLIO, attained to the stature of the Tenth Volume, and thou wilt be abundantly comforted.

As a lover of depeinture, wrought by the skilful pencil of an inimitable Artist, in natural designs and filaments of wood, thine ardent eye will glow with admiration of the many Illustrated Original and Selected Tales ; partaking at one time, of historic ; at another, of domestic; and, at another, of romantic interest,—described for the solace of thy sorrow and the antidote of thy care.

“ Legends blithe,
Designed for love or knighthood, or the wiles
Of homely life, through each estate and age,
The fashions and the follies of the world,
With cunning hand portraying."

As an admirer of the instructive Essay, the satiric Sketch, or the vine-leaved lattice work of Poetry, extended into luxuriant branches, or pruned into the compass of epigrammatic spiciness, thou wilt find enough to satisfy thine appetite, so as to give zest to other anecdotal and varied dainty medicaments, which will serve as confections in the columns of thy course -

" Without lesing

That all things have, without having."

There are flavoured liquids and plaintive mutes consonant with the nature of stated periods; and, whether thou be a babe in the smiles of the Belles Lettres, or a Sir John

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