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There was a Suip,' quoth he.”
Coleridge's Ancient Mariner.
72, MORTIMER ST., CAVENDISH Sq.
IP a bulky book be an evil, a long preface may be regarded as a still greater nuisance. It is like a long tiresome bow from a master of the ceremonies when he is keeping you from a view of the “divine partner" he is assiduously busied in introducing. Still the Author could not divest himself of the idea that a pretending work in Three Volumes requires a word or two, lest it should be abruptly thrust into the reader's hands.
These volumes contain Two Tales of very opposite characteristics :-the one being a direct Romance ; the other a sort of Novel, where the writer speaks more
But of the two tales, the leading one, though by no means the longest, the writer considers may be safely depended on as the principal.