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TO THE FIRST VOLUME.
I begin a life without similitude with a simile—Start off with four horses—and, finally, I make my first appearance 'on any stage under the protection of the "Crown." .... Page 13
I am decidedly an incumbrance—Begin life with half a dozen fruitless journeys—Find a nome and a foster-father—and talk learnedly of triangles and Archbishops. '. .17
My foster-father forsakes the right line of conduct chalked out for him—I grow ill—Find Pot-luck and Baptism—Go to Bath, and take my first lessons in the arts of Persuasion. 2J
My proximity to the clergy impels me to preach—I advocate the vulgar; and prove that neither the
humble nor the low, are necessarily the debased—