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THE Editor thinks it a duty incumbent to return his most sincere thanks to those Subscribers who fo cheerfully have promoted the following little Work. With as much caution as possible, he has kept his original Plan in view, to select such pieces as might blend instruction with amusement, and while the fancy is entertained, the mind may be


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improved. Several things will be found replete with much merit, though not universally known, or rendered extremely popular ; for “Many a

flower is born to spread unscen, and waste its sweet(ness on the desart air.' If, in the present, the reader meets with something to approve, and nothing to offend, 'tis all the praise he can take to hiinself; for to use the words of a celebrated Author, and distinguished Editor· I have here only made a SMALL nosegay of culled

« flowers,


- flowers, and have brought

nothing of my own, but

! the thread that ties them.'

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