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PHILADELPHIA:
E. L. CAREY & A. HART.

1838.
R.B.P.

THE NE ΣΟΚ

PUBLIC LITT STY
44381

ASTCI, LEOX AND
TILDEN FOSSATNS
R 1940 L

ENTERED according to act of congress, in the year 1838, by E. L. CAREY & A.

Hart, in the clerk's office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia:
T. K. & P. G. COLLINS, Printers, '
: No. 1 Lodge Alley.

PREFACE.

• London, August 10th, 1836. * * * * * You have no sooner a guinea in London than you have none. In addition to the ways and means I pointed out in my last, gather together the letters I wrote you from Paris, and offer them to the booksellers. There are enough, if you have preserved them, for a volume. Those from London reserve until time has made the necessary addition for volume the second. I had partly the intention, in writing these letters, to dress them up one day into some kind of shape for the Public. I am not certain they are fit to be seen in their present dishabille—but leave that to the purchaser. A pretty woman slip-shod is a pretty woman still, and she is not so much improved as you think by her court dress. Tell the Public I do not mean them for great things: I am no critic, no politician, no political

economist; but only, as Shakspeare would say, “a snapper up of inconsiderate trifles.”—Under this title I have the honor to be, with the most perfect consideration, the Public's very obedient, humble servant.

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