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TALES.

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TALES.

BY

THE REV. GEORGE CRABBE, LL.B.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. HATCHARD,

BOOKSELLER TO HER MAJESTY, OPPOSITE ALBANY,

PICCADILLY.

1812.

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Printed hy J. Prettell, Rupert-street, Haymarket, London.

Dedication.

TO

HER GRACE ISABELLA,

DUCHESS DOWAGER OF RUTLAND.

MADAM,

The Dedication of Works of Literature to Persons of superior Worth and Eminence, appears to have been a measure early adopted, and continued to the present time; so that, whatever objections have been made to the language of Dedicators, such Addresses must be considered as perfectly consistent with reason and propriety ; in fact, superior Rank and elevated Situation in Life naturally and justly claim such respect; and, it is the prerogative of Greatness to give countenance and favour to all who appear

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