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NEW YORK.

Just published, by the same Author,

A NEW EDITION OF THE SKETCH BOOK.

2 Vols. 8vo, 24s.

Each Volume may be had separately, price 12%.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY THOMAS DAVISON, WHITEFRIA KS.

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Being the only authentic History of the Times that ever hath been published.

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ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR.

It was sometime, if I recollect right, in the early part of the autumn of 1808, that a stranger applied for lodgings at the Independent Columbian Hotel in Mulberry-street, of which I am landlord. He was a small, brisk-looking old gentleman, dressed in a rusty black coat, a pair of olive velvet breeches, and a small cocked hat. He had a few gray hairs plaited and clubbed behind, and his beard seemed to be of some eight and forty hours growth. The only piece of finery which he bore about him was a bright pair of square silver shoe-buckles, and all his baggage was contained in a pair of saddle-bags, which he carried under his arm. His whole appearance was something out of the common run; and my wife, who is a very shrewd body, at once set him down for some eminent country schoolmaster.

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