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BOOK FIRST
CHAP. I. Jeremy enters the world with the proper

escort of phenomena,
CHAP. II. The importance of a name fully proved,

in the very teeth of Shakspeare and Juliet, .
CHAP. III. The mystery of rearing children laid open

to the profane eyes of the uninitiated, . .
CHAP. IV. Jeremy enters school--and departs there-

from with undue celerity, first giving a striking
example of honesty by paying off all debts of
his contracting, . . . . . .

BOOK SECOND.
CHAP. I. An experiment in Hydrostaticks, .
CHAP. II. A much-ado-about-nothing, with a dis-

quisition on horseflesh, · · · · ·.
CHAP. III. Portrait of Jeremy, . . . . .
CHAP. IV. Jeremy becomes a man-gets into hot

water-is scalded-and, in order to avoid such
accidents for the future, determines on a bold

step, . . . . . . . .
CHAP. V. Filial piety. The Blessings of Friend-

ship.--Jeremy leaves his father's house and is
knocked down, and robbed by his companion.-
A friend in need, . . . . . .

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CHAP. VI. A lesson for Benevolence.-Jeremy

proves a scoundrel to his benefactor—and is

treated accordingly, . . . .

CHAP. VII. The Goose Tavern.-How to fill one's

belly and call upon the mouth to discharge the

reckoning. An amour of an exalted character

is nipped in the bud by the discovery of double-

dealing on the part of the lady. Arrival of a

stranger, . . . . . . ..

CHAP. VIII. `A “ Dramatic Sketch.”—Jeremy finds

a patron in the stranger—but has his prospects
blighted by a horrid murder. He makes a nar-

row escape with his own life, . . . .

CHAP. IX. The newspaper editor. Justice Even.

The murderers taken, and the body of the mur-

dered discovered. Jeremy arrives at his uncle's

door, . . . . . . . ..

CHAP. X. My uncle and my aunt. The reader is

made thoroughly acquainted with them, . .

CHAP. XI. A night of sober reflection, . .

CHAP. XII. Jeremy becomes a favourite with his

uncle. The dinner party.-Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox,

and the two Misses Fox-Mrs. Bulleye and little

Bulleye-Gentility of the order of Fungi. An

indulgent temper in parents no proof of a kind

heart, · · · · · · · ·

CHAP. XIII. A letter from my mother. Female elo-

quence, ·

CHAP. XIV. Another uncle. Jeremy becomes a stu-

dent of medicine, . . . . . .

CHAP. XV. A discovery of a delicate nature. "'Tis

an ill wind that blows nobody good.” . :

CHAP, XVI. Full portrait of my uncle Timothy Le-

vis. His young friend, George Catling. Scene

between the two. Singular conclusion-pros-

pect of a love intrigue, . . . . .

CHAP. XVII. History of my uncle Timothy and the

the beautiful Catharine Aston, . . .

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CHAP. XVIII. The “Prospect” widens. Jeremy

fancies himself in love, and by a necessary con-
sequence grows poetical. The reader is treated
with a splendid effusion, worthy of inscription on
the sybilline leaves of the New-Monthly. Jere-
my Levis the Father of Impassioned Poetry !-,
Literary Gazette. Edinburgh and Quarterly
Reviews. Prophecy of famine in the world of

letters. A review as it should be. A dream,.

CHAP. XIX. The two rings and the two jewellers,

CHAP. XX. Jeremy grows sick of physic, ...

CHAP. XXI. Our hero tired of his uncle Jeremy-

quarrels with him—and leaves his protection-
thereby affording his aunt an opportunity of

making a second display of eloquence, • :

CHAP. XXII. (In the popular style of “THE

DISOWNED”-) An elopement, . . .

CHAP. XXIII. Jeremy is cured of his passion-after

paying for it—as we do for all diseases, . .

CHAP. XXIV. At the Bull tavern.--Jeremy is de-

tained by a storm. The Reverend Malachi

Snubbs, and a mysterious lady; Sir James Mait-

land, Lieutenant Rattle, and Sergeant Splint ;

Mr. Spits, and Mrs. Spits. Story of “ The Bri.

dal Night.” New light in the kitchen. Tom

Drammer. My host's Tale. A frolic. Scene

in Mrs. Spits' chamber, . . . .

CHAP. XXV. Jeremy, leaving the Bull tavern, meets

with an adventure on the road, which once more

brings him into company with Sir James Mait-

land and the fair Methodist, and seems to be the

opening of a brighter day in his fortunes, ..

CHAP. XXVI. The mystery of Mrs. Snubbs ex-

plained. Jeremy finds himself in better society

than he has hitherto been accustomed to fre-

quent. Spirit of independence, . . .

CHAP. XXVII. Jeremy becomes virtuous—finds a

new attraction at the house of his new friend

Lady Arne. A popular preacher, . . .

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CHAP. XXVIII. The Serenade, . . . .
CHAP. XXIX. The Declaration. A slip between

the cup and the lip, . . . . . .
CHAP. XXX. The accident, that removes Jeremy

from the circle in which he was making himself
so happy, brings him once more into union with

his earliest, truest, yet least known friend, ..
CHAP. XXXI. A brief sketch of the character, etc.

of Edward Clayton, . . . . .
CHAP. XXXII. The execution, ·
CHAP. XXXIII. Jeremy learns the death of his

kind old uncle and his aunt. A still deeper ca
lamity befals him, . . . . . .

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JEREMY LEVIS

TO THE

READER

INDULGENT READER:

BEFORE thou beginnest the history of a life which God hath seen fit to visit with much vicissitude, I would have thee lend thy most diligent attention to the following simple caution.

Bear then well in mind, through the whole course of this work, that thou art not reading a book of adven. tures, contrived merely for thy amusement and the author's profit—but the life of a being, neither above. nor below the common line of mortality, whose misfortunes, brought upon him chiefly by.his own folly, may prove to thee an instructive, while not uninter-sting lesson. And be not offended that his most serious moods are often traversed by a strange vein o levity; for such, dear Reader, is the faithful transcrpt of his feelings. It would seem that some men core into this world merely to weep, and others—merey to laugh.

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