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Thomas tinent

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

Selected and Translated from the French

BY

MARY JULIA YOUNG,

Author of Donalda, or The Witches of Glenshiel;

Moss Cliff Abbey; Right and Wrong, &c.

VOLUME I.

Les hommes avaient tort de juger d'un tout,
dont ils n'appercevaient que la plus petite partie.

VOLTAIRE.

LONDON:

Printed by D. N. SHURY, No. 7, Berwick Street, Soho;

FOR J. F. HUGHES, WIGMORE STREET,

CAVENDISH SQUARE.

3cОСТ 1962

PREFACE.

They who can revel in the immense literary garden of Voltaire, . will of course disdain the trilling store which I have gathered from it; many who find beauties in the physical herbs, or, perhaps, even in the weeds which too frequently spring up among the flowers, may feel themselves disappointed in not finding a few of them in this selection; others, who have a peculiar taste for thorns and nettles, will sneer at me for discarding all the stinging nettles and thorny shrubs, except the rose and sweet

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