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“ Here are some score of good fellows, my Masters, primed with salt sayings -
wit-catchers ! --- discreet laughers. Their conversations are worth attending to.
The smallest man among 'em shall tell you a story, and you will not be made to
yawn more than once over it."

The Club-Men of Clithero. 1705.
“ Whoever will live altogether out of himself, and study other men's HUMORS,
shall never be unfortunate."

Sir Walter Raleigh.
“ Though my desire be to make fun for the many, I have taken care that no
individual shall be pained by aught that I have written. No man, maid, or
mother, can justly cry out, - In such or such a matter, thy finger is pointed at
me.' Therefore, say I, in the words of the Poet, ‘SIT MIHI FA8 AUDITA LOQUI.'"

Preface to the Cheek-Stroker, or Soft Rubbing on Smooth Places.

VOLUME 1.

BOSTON:
ALL EN AND TICKNOR.

1833.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1833,

BY ALLEN & TICKNOR, in the clerk's office of the District Court of the District of

Massachusetts.

PRINTED BY 1. R. BUTTS......SCHOOL STREET.

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