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THE NEW YORK;

PUBLIC LIBRARY

163264 I

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDE N FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, BY GOULD & LINCOLN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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"Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for lie shall not be disappointed," is the language of that sublime moralist, Sancho Panza; and if the expectations of the reader are as moderate as those of the writer, he will certainly be blessed.

Authorship being a profession to which the writer makes no pretensions, having a calling that is perhaps as useful, and certainly more profitable, he hopes, there-... fore, that no one will take the trouble to- Crificifee ah Mji-i -pretending trifle, put forth, not with aay*aspirates of a" literary kind, but" simply at the suggestion 'cf sT"fewA . friends, and mainly for their gratification;"

Perhaps an apology may be necessary "for embodying in a work professing to be about Scotland, chapters on London, Paris, and Dublin; but the reader will soon perceive that this is the record of a pleasant journey, in

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