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"I am obliged to part with my whole stock, and am resolved to sell it by auction :
" you that will buy make haste, here will be excellent pennyworths, my merchandize
“is jest and witticism.”-PLAUTUS.

VOL. VI.

. London:
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY JOHN DUNCOMBE,
19, LITTLE QUEEN STREET, HOLBORN; AND SOLD BY ALL

BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

1826.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM
THE BEQUEST OF
EVERT JANSEN WENDELL

1918

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Comprising THE WONDERS OF ART AND NATURE.EXTRAORDINARY PARTICULARS

CONNECTED WITH POETRY, PAINTING, MUSIC,

HISTORY, VOYAGES, & TRAVELS.

"TRE MIRROR OF THE TIMES,".

A View of Society & Manners—The Court-The Bar, & The Drama : ANECDOTES of WIT, HUMOUR,& FASHION, WITH ALL THE GAY VARIETY OF

Bon Ton.

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Thy spirit, Independence ! let me share,
Lord of the lion heart and eagle eye!
Thy steps 1 follow, with my bosom bare,
Nor heed the blast'that rushes through the sky.

Saulet's Ode to Independence. The two best novel writers in the trayed in his “Roderick Random," of English language are Fieldicg and which he made himself the hero ; and Sinullett; and they both lie buried in his brilliant side delineated in the huniours foreign lands: the former at Lisbon, of “ Peregrine Pickle.' and the other in Tuscany, whither they Dr. Smollet was a native of the vale tied in pursuit of that visionary phan- of Dunbarton, near Greenock, in Scottom-healtlı-a fiokle goddess, to whom land: his family were very ancient and both night have applied these lines

respectable, but not in circuinstances of Which like the circle bounding earth and skies affluence. After receiving a country Allures from far, and, as I follow, flies.

education, which in Scotland can be had Dr. Smollet's unfortunate part of his both cheap and good, he was apprenticed life is well known to be faithfully pour to a surgeon and apothecary; and when VOL. VI.

No. 145.

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