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—“Ajust image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes
of fortune to which it is subject, for the delight and instruction of mankind.”—Dav Pen.

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JOSEPH SHACKELL, 15, WINE OFFICE COURT, FLEET STREET.

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WHEN our little bark was first launched on the literary ocean, our friends and companions caressed us with zealous anxieties, till our sheets spread valiantly into a goodly

volume.

Freighted with amusement, instruction, and genial dispositions, notwithstanding very numerous competitors ventured to hoist their type-sails, with us and pass the customary current in the tide of “Public Opinion,’—we, have met with no disasters from collision ; but are steering our successful course, and arrived to the Port of our ‘Eleventh Voyage” improved in feature; and, we hope,

invigorated in constitution.

Were we to refer to the unanimous voice of the heralds of the Press, cordially recommending our commodities:— if our plaudits were heard from the sources which the Drama has experienced in selecting many of our original papers for adaptation: – were we permitted to print the various letters received in behalf of our value ; and, to mention how often our volumes have been reprinted—our Preface would extend to a gossiping Essay, and assume

an adulatory proof of egotistical distinction.

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