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"I have here made only a nosegay of culled flowers, and have brought nothing of my own bat the string that

tles them."-Montaigne.

This book contains nothing new. It is a compend of bygone wit and wisdom, ticketed and arranged for convenient reference. Its contents are so various as to appeal to all tastes and comprehensions. Something, doubtless, will be found in it to please and displease every reader. The most erudite person may herein discover some novelty; the most captious find some answering crookedness; and the most careless or indifferent stumble upon something to arrest attention or captivate the fancy.

No merit is claimed by the compiler, except in producing a new combination. For fifteen years past, during leisure hours, the broad field of literature has been culled for spirited excerpts upon all manner of topics, treated by all manner of men, in the hope that the volume may com. mend itself to all manner of readers.

A selvage of lighter humor and profounder wisdom has been added at the end of the volume as a fitting appendix. This fringe of sense and nonsense, like the tail of a coat, is perhaps not a necessary ornament, and yet the book seems incomplete without it.

A. W. ALLENTOWN, PA.

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TBEASUBY OF WISDOM....
Aaron's Serpent.... 1 Angling ...
Ability

1 Animals ... Absence.

1,2 Annihilation. Abstinence

2 Answering.. Abuse ...

2 Antagonism... Accident.

2 Anticipation Accidents..

2 Antipathies. Account

2 Antipathy. Accusation....

2 Antiquary. Achievement.

% Antiquity.. Acquaintance..

2 Antithesis.. Acquaintances..... 3 Anxiety Acquirements...

3 Apathy Acknowledgments.... 3 Apology Acting.....

3 Apostacy. Action..

3,4 Appeal.... Actions

4 Appearance. Acts

4 Appearances Activity

4 Appetite Acuteness

4 Applause.. Address...

4 Apple... Admonition

4 Apples... Adoption

5 Appliances. Adversity.

5 Appreciation. Advice.....

5,6 Apprehension Affectation.....

6 Apprehensions , Affection.

6 Approbation.... Affections..

6 Appropriation .... Affliction

6,7 Aptitude....... Age.....

7,8 Arbor..... A ların.

8 Architect... Alchemy...

8 Architecture. Allegories..

8 Argument... Ambition...

8-13 Arguments... Amendments.....

13 Arms... Amusements..

13 Army. Anathema Anatomy..

13 Artifice Ancestry

13, 14 Artist... Angels..

14 Arts.. Anger.

14, 15 Ascendancy..

15 A soetio
15 Aspect...
16 Assertions.
16 Asseveration
16 Assignation...
16 Associates...
16 Association
16 Associations
16 Astonishment
16 | Astronomer.,
16 Astronomers
16 Astronomy
16 Atheism ....
17 | Atheist...
17 Atheists..:
17 Atmosphere

17 | Attention ..... 17, 18 Audacity..

18 Author.... 18 Authority. 18 Authorship 18 Autobiography. 18 Autumn 18 Avarice 18 Aversion. 18 Awe...... 18 Awkwardness. 18 Axe..... 18 19 Babbler.... 19 Babblers.. 19 Bachelor 19 Badness.. 19 Bag.... 19 Ball

19 Ballad. 19, 20 | Ballads

20 Ballot.....
20 Banishment
20 Banquet...
20 | Bard...

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Bargain......
Bashfulness
Battle
Battlefield.
Beard.....
Beautiful....
Beauty
Bed......
Bedchamber..
Bedtime.
Bee

26 Brevity.....

26 Bribery.. 26,27 Broken Heart.. 27 Brook....... 27 Building..

27 Bully. 27-32 Business.

32 But ......
32 But yet

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32, 33 Cæsar.

33 Cake.
33 Calamity
33 Calm
34 Calumny
34 Camp Followers
34 Candor.....
34 Cant.

Bees.

Beggar Beggary Beginning Behavior..

Belief ......

34 Care ...

dence......

43 | Civilization.......

58 43 Cleanliness

58 43 Clemency..

58 43 Climate ....

58,59 43 Clock

59 43 | Cloud..

59 43,44 Clouds.

59 44 Cock....

59 44 Coffee...

59 Coinage..

59 44 Cold-Blooded.

60 44 Collector .....

60 44 | Comet.

60 44, 45 Comets

60 45 Comfort.

60 45 Command

60,61 45 Commander

61 45 Commendation

61 45, 46 Commerce....

61 46 Commonwealth... 61 46, 47 Companions .... 61, 62 47 Company..

62 47 Comparisons..

62 47 Compassion .....

62 47 Compensation...

62 47 Competence

63 47 Complaining..

63 48 Compliments...

63 48 Compulsion....

63 48 Concealment

63 48,49 Conceit....

83, 64 49 Conceit and Confi. 49, 50

64 50,51 Concentration

64 51,52 Conciliation.....

64 52, 53 Conclusion

64 53 Conduct..

64 53 Confession..

64 53 Confidants.

64 53, 54 Confidence.

84,65 54 Conflict....

65 54,55 Confusion...

65 55 Conjurer

65 55 Conquest

65 56 Conscience..

65, 68 56 Consciousness

68 56,57 Consequences..

68 57 Consideration...

68 57 Consistency.

68 57 Consolation.....

68 57 Conspiracy..

69 57 Conspiracies.

69 57 Constancy.

69 57 Consternation...

69 58 Constitution ... 69,70 58 Conteniplation

70 58 | Contempt .....

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Bells
Benefactor
Benefits
Beneficenco...
Benevolence
Bible
Bigotry
Biography
Bird.
Birds.
Birth
Birthday.
Black..
Blame..
Blessedness
Blessing .
Blessings
Blindness..
Blockhead....
Blunders
Bluntness.......
Blushes..
Blushing.
Blusterer
Boaster....
Boasting..
Body
Books....
Bookworms.
Borrowing.
Bottle.....
Bounty
Boxes...
Boyhood.
Braggart..
Braggarts
Brains..
Bravery
Bravest,
Breeding

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34 Cares 34,35 Cause.

35 Causes.. 35, 36 Caution.

36 | Cautious Man....
36 Celerity....
36 Celibacy..
37 Censure
37 Ceremony
37 Chance .....
37 Change...
37 Changes.
37 Chaos...

37 Character.... 37,38 Characters...

38 Charity..
38 Chastity.
38 Cheerfulness.
38 Child .....
38 Childhood.
39 Children
39 Choice.
39 Christ..
39 | Christian

40 Christians... 40,41 Christian Soldier

42 Christianity.......
42 Church .....
42 Churchman..
42 Churchyard..
42 Churlishness..
42 Ciphers.....
42 Circumlocution ...
42 Circumspection...

42 Circumvention.... 42, 43 Citizens.....

43 Civet......
43 Civility

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