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PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

NO. 62, st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; By R. and R. Gilbert, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell

1817.

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INTRODUCTION.

AMONG various other particularities which marked the whimsicality of our Sexagenarian's character, there were discovered in his manuscript, a great many specimens of DEDICATIONS, ready cut and dried.

Of these, some were inscribed with due solemnity to very great men, to Ministers, Prelates, Court Favourites, and so forth; others were written in a less formal style to individuals of known genius, talents, and learning; one or two were of a playful kind, and addressed to old college friends and acquaintance; one more particularly was of a facetious tendency in the character of Satan to Bonaparte. Oh! that the Sexagenarian had buť lived' to witness

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