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O gen attonitum gelida formidine mortis,

-quid nomina vana timetis,
MATERIEN vatum ?
Morte carent animæ ; semperque, priore relictâ
Sede, novis domibus habitant, vivuntque recepta.

OVID.

DUBLIN
MILLIKEN AND SON, GRAFTON-STREET.

BOOKSELLERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
LONDON : B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET.

1835.

658.

Dublin, Printed by J. S. Folds, 5, Bachelor's-Walk.

STRONG

APPLICATION-LONG HESITATION-WRONG

TERMINATION-VIZ. DEDICATION.

I HAVE been applied to, by my respectable publisher, for the filling of a few pages more. Why so applied to, I perhaps could not reveal, without divulging the secrets of that prison-house-the compositor's boudoir. Suffice it to say, that certain pages, in as yet unfed attendance,* are described as being pale,-if not as a sheet, at least as half a sheet,t-and emblems, in default of types, of mere and total inanition. But what nutriment can my exhausted ink-bottle supply ? 66 A table of contents," replies compositor ; "a list of errata, and a dedication.".For the contents, be it so, (as judges say, when they are granting an application ;) and I have only to wish, that amongst the contents, my indulgent readers may be found. But, for the

* And which are wanting (i. e. being wanted) to complete my typographical establishment, or suite.

+ For, I am told, there are but six of them.

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