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BEING A SEQUEL TO
IN THREE VOLUMES.
"If thou vouchsafe to read this treatise it shall seem no otherwise to thee than
30, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.
TO THE READER.
In works connected with autobiography, if the charge of egotism be made, the reply of old Montaigne is most fitting :-"Si le monde se plaint dequoi je parle trop de moy, je me plains dequoi il ne pense pas seulement à soy.” The many confident in the wisdom comprised in “wise saws and modern instances,” may expect that unconnected reminiscences of every character under individual experience should be put together in the third person singular, out of deference to custom. There is nothing more depreciating to reason than judgment from precedent. This is the only apology the author had to offer to the over-ridden by fashion or custom, for the use of the First Person in his “ Recollections” five years ago. Random thoughts, draughts upon memory, reminiscences of departed friends, literary labors,