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REMARKABLE CHARACTERS,

ANCIENT AND MODERN.

INCLUDING

POTENTATES

LAWYERS
STATESMEN -

IMPOSTORS
DIVINÉS

POETS
HISTORIANS

PAINTERS
NAVAL AND MILITARY PLAYERS
HEROES

DRAMATIC WRITERS
PHILOSOPHERS

Il MISERS, &c. &c. &c.

THE WHOLE ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED;

And forming a pleasing Delineation of the
SINGULARITY, WHIM, FOLLY, CAPRICE, &c. &c.

OF THE
HIUMAN MIND..

ORNAMENTED WITH PORTRAITS.
Of the most singular Charueters noticed in the Works

LONDON:

Printed by J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane,
"TOR VERNOR AND HOOD, POULTRY;
AND T. HURST, NO. 32, PATERNOSTER - ROW,

1801.

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LITTLE need be said in offering the following pages to the notice of the public. The title imports, a deviation from the regular path of life by the persons noticed in the work. Their peculiarities cannot fail to afford Aniusement to those who are willing to be pleased ; and it has been the endeuvour of the Editor (by introducing many entertaining anecdotes, in most of which he has been personally concerned) to render this performance both interesting and useful.

If some few of the lives given in the course of this work, may not be thought perfectly coincident with the plan, we beg leave to o'serve, that it is very difficult to draw the line between moderate eccentricity, and what may be deemed only an extension of the too arbitrary bounds prescribed by rigid regu-'.. larily and decorum.

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ABELARD Peter ... Alexander the Great Alleyn Edward ..... Anacreon .. Andrews Lancelot Andrews Mr. Antoninus Marcus Apicius ....... Aram Eugene .. Archimedes Aretin Peter ...... Aristotle ....... Arkwright Sir Richard ... Armstrong John ....... Bacon Roger Bacon Francis ... Baddeley Mr. .. Baker Henry ..... Bakewell Robert . Bales Peter .. Barclay Robert Betterton Thomas Bigg John Bissett S. ....... Blood Thomas ..., Boissi Lewis de... Boyce Samuel ....

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