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THE

O LIO;

OR,

MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.

.“ A just image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes
of fortune to which it is subject, for the delight and instruction of mankind.”-Dryden.

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JOSEPH SHACKELL; 15, WINE OFFICE COURT, FLEET STREET.
SOLD BY LONGMAN AND CO.; WAITTAKER AND CO.; SHERWOOD AND CO., SIMPKIN
AND MARSHALL; B..STBILL ;

W. STRANGE ; CARVILL, NEW YORK; LANCE, PARIS;
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

MDCCCXXXI L.

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In presenting to our Friends the EIGHTH Volume of the “OLIO," but little can be added to what has already been addressed on similar occasions.

When last we had the pleasure of saying a few words to our readers, it will be remembered that we promised to be unceasing in our endeavours to increase both the literary and graphic merits of the work, a promise which we flatter ourselves has been faithfully performed, totally regardless of labour or expense.

Without deviating from the path of truth, we may be allowed to say, that the literature of the present Volume is not inferior to its predecessors. In Original Articles, it will be found extremely rich, and it is hoped that, in all its varieties, no paucity of interest or information is any where observable.

To those authors whose genius and talent have lent a charm to the pages of the OLIO, we take this opportunity of returning our grateful thanks for their valuable assistance; and, at the same time, express our regret that want

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