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trifling alterations or omissions in certain articles, to divest the matter of its locality, and give it a more permanent feature; but, where this has been done, every attention has been paid to the original views of the writer. A few notes have been introduced, but, only where it was essential to preserve or explain the spirit of the preceding extract.

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After all the care that has been taken with the present. Volume, there will no doubt be some few articles that are not quoted from their original sources: where this may occur, (and it is hardly possible, sidering how the daily and weekly papers borrow from one another, to prevent it), the Editor requests it may be attributed to the difficulty of tracing, amid such a mass of matter, every article to its first parent.

It is with some degree of pride he requests bis readers' examination of the Illustrations to this Volume, combining, as they do, specimens of the first graphic humour of the time; not the least admirable of which are eleven Original Designs by the veteran Rowlandson, whose facetious pencil appears to acquire additional richness with his lengthened years : for these the Editor is more indebted to personal friendship than motives of interest, and they are therefore, in his estimation, doubly valuable; the Designs by the brothers R. and G. Cruikshank, Messrs. Lane, and Findlay, will be found worthy of their acknowledged talent. The Portrait of Lord Byron, with the very characteristic emblems which surround it, illustrative of his more esteemed works, is the joint produetion of Messrs. Wageman, Woolnoth, and Hawksworth: any comment Here'on its execution might be deemed interested, and must by this time be to the reader superfluous.

In conclusion, the Editor wishes it to be understood, that no trouble or expence will be spared, to render the continuance of this Work a desideratum, whether for reference or entertainment, to persons of all classes, party, or profession.

C. M, W.

NOTE.- The Second Edition of the Spirit of the Public Journals, for the year 1823, (first Volume of the New Series), has been improved by the addition of a Chronology and Obituary. Among its more important features, it contains the whole spirit of "John Bull," from the commencement, with all the whim, wit, and varieties of the leading Periodical Press, illustrated by Cruikshank, forming the cheapest and most humorous Work ever offered to the Public at the same price. To those who have been unable to complete their files of the different London Papers, these Volumes must be considered a great acquisition.

The Selections are made up to the month of November in each year, for the advantage of publication with other annual works; the remaining period being incorporated with the succeeding Volume,

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TO THE

SPIRIT OF THE PUBLIC JOURNALS:

The Second Wolume of the New Series,

For the Year 1824.

Engraved Frontispiece-Portrait of the late Lord Noel BYRON,

drawn by Wageman, engraved by Woolnoth. The Emblematical Border, and Designs from his Works, drawn

and etched by Hawksworth.

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WOOD ENGRAVINGS.

Designed by Engraved by 1. The Vignette to Title

T. Rowlandson Bonner. 2. The Craniologist

An Amateur ... Bonner. 3. Mrs. Ramsbottom in the

20 T. Rowlandson Hughes. Packet 4. The Double Assault

35 R. Cruikshank Bonner. 5. Watches and Watchees ..... 49 G. Cruikshank White. 6. Ill-requited Love

73 T. Rowlandson Hughes. 7. Two at a Time

T. Rowlandson Bonner. 8. The Petticoat Whip

133 T. Rowlandson Bonner. 9. The French Achilles. 153 J. Findlay ..

Bonner. 10. The Park Achilles

155 J. Findlay..

Bonner. 11. Where shall I sleep? 103 T. Lane

Hughes. 12. The Peep o’Day Boys 241 T. Lane

Hughes. 13. The Charley's Mistake 289 T. Rowlandson Bonner. 14. Teddy the Tailor .... 345 T. Rowlandson Hughes. 15. The Montem Poet

385 R. Cruikshank Bonner. 16. The Man of War's Man 409 T. Rowlandson Bonner. 17. The Mayor of Portsmouth 417 T. Rowlandson Bonner. 18. Peter O'Rafferty

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G. Cruikshank White. 19. The Bold Dragoon

489 T. Rowlandson Hughes. 20. Sporting Extraordinary 529 T. Rowlandson Hughes.

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