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YESTERDAY

AND

TO-DAY.

BY

CYRUS REDDING,

BEING A SEQUEL TO
"FIFTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS, LITERARY AND POLITICAL.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

"If thou vouchsafe to read this treatise it shall seem no otherwise to thee than
the way to an ordinary traveller; sometimes fair, sometimes foul, here champaign,
there enclosed, barren in one place, better soil in another!”-BURTON,

VOL. I.

London:
T. CAUTLEY NEWBY, PUBLISHER,

30, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.

1863.
[The Right of Translation is Reserved].

Br6318.26.5 (1-3),

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

MINOT FUND
June 25, 1952

(3 volone 1)

1

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,

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