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CHARA eTERISTIC SKETCHES OF HUMAN NATURE,
To which are added,
3 general (littu of Literatute
DURING that period ; -
Historical, Critical, and Explanatory.
By FRANCIS WILLIAM BIAGDON, Esq.
Author of the imperial folio History of India, (published under the
Aut humana parum cavit natura.”
FOR B, CRosBY AND Co. station ERs' court,
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