The Bachelor's Wife: A Selection of Curious and Interesting Extracts, with Cursory Observations (Classic Reprint)

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Tm: only apology which this work perhaps requires is with regard to the title, for otherwise it belongs to a class of publications, of which the value is so oh vious as to admit of no question.

As a compilation, it will be readily seen, that it has been generally formed upon the principle of af fording specimens of the literature of different epochs, not indeed methodically arranged, but so chosen as to exhibit a more extensive View of the literary mind of the country, historically considered, than has been attemmed in any' previous selection of extracts.

The works of popular authors of the present time have not been particularly resorted to, because Mr M 'diarinid, by his tasteful and judicious selection in The Scrap Book, has rendered this inexpedient. It was also thought, and the reader will not be back.

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