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LITERATURE,

FOR 1806;

OR,

CHARA eTERISTIC SKETCHES OF HUMAN NATURE,
AND MODERN MANNERS.

To which are added,

3 general (littu of Literatute

DURING that period ; -
PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES
Of eminent Literary, and Political Characters;
WITH NOTES, -

Historical, Critical, and Explanatory.

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By FRANCIS WILLIAM BIAGDON, Esq.

Author of the imperial folio History of India, (published under the
Patronage of his Majesty,) of the quarto Life of Lord
Wiscount Nelson, &c. &c.

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To be continued annually.
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“ Ubi plura mitent in carmine non ego paucis,
Goffeudar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit,

Aut humana parum cavit natura.”
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LOND ON .. -
Printed by J. G. Barnard, 57, Snow-Hill,

FOR B, CRosBY AND Co. station ERs' court,
PATERNOs'TER Row.

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Bacon in his “ Historia Pita et mortis,” recommends light and cheerful writings to be read for life and death; and Sterne used to say that such as divert or exhilarate the mind ought not to be reprehended with too methodistical a severity.

It is, perhaps, by an unpremeditated adoption of these two maxims that we are indebted for the success which has attended the preceding volumes of this composition; but in conformity to the advice of Pliny, who observes, that there is nothing so trifling as to attempt to excuse or de

fend trifles by a long preface, we shall make no

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