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THE

MATCHMAKER.

A NOVEL

BY THE AUTHOR OP

· COCSIN GEOFFREY,” AND “THE MARRYING MAN."

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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LONDON: P. SHOBERI., JON., 51, ROPERT STREET, HAYMARKET,

PRINTER TO H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT.

THE MATCH MAKER.

CHAPTER I.

“ Bad luck on the pennie that tempted my Minnie

To sell her poor Jenny for siller an'lan!"

There are two kinds of matchmakersthose who make matches to kindle a flame, and those who make matches which, alas ! often have the effect of extinguishing one. The reader may like to know of which species of matchmaker we are about to treat. Fear not, ye worshippers of the Real! fear not, sensible utilitarians, who, travelling at the rate of thirty miles an hour, in the easy, softly-cushioned, first-rate seats of a railway carriage, glide at a similar pace through the

VOL. I.

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