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MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.

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- 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.

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Printed by Shackell and Carfrue, and Published by
JOSEPH SHACKELL, 2, BARTLETT'S PASSAGE, FETTER LANE.

SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS

MDCCCXXIX,

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The Olio having reached a third volume, the pleasing task of addressing our friends again devolves upon us. In reviewing our past labours, we shall not, we are sure, be taxed with egotism, if we say that we have fully acted up to the pledge given in our second volume; indeed we may add with confidence, that the one now submitted to our friends has even outrivalled its predecessor : to this, the eulogiums of our correspondents, and the increasing sale of our miscellany, bear ample testimony. We refer our readers, with no trifling degree of satisfaction to the mass of original matter contained in the present volume; in this respect, no other work of its class can admit of comparison with the “ Olio.” In doing this, however, we must not omit the opportunity of

our numerous correspondents, whose various effüsions have contributed not a little to lighten our labours. Neither must we forget to thank those, who, desirous of serving us, have forwarded articles which, upon reviewing, we could not receive into our columns. It is at all times painful to be compelled to reject the productions of any correspondent, but, in justice to ourselves and our friends, we must perform our duty without

thanking

flinching

We will now say a few words on the various portions of our work.

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