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PREFACE.

A young man of some parts, and more pretension, is said to have remarked to Dean Swift, “ Dean, I intend to set up for a wit !" To which replied Dean Swift, “Then, sir, you had better sit down again !" I was reminded of this certainly trite, but always suggestive, anecdote this very morning, when an Exigent Necessity reminded me that I must write a preface for the Third Volume of TEMPLE BAR; and my shrinking self interposed, “Don't do any thing of the kind !” Of the making of books and of prefaces there is seemingly no end; but I may lead indirectly towards the cessation of a baneful practice by withholding at least my mite from the stock of Wörte ohne Sinn. Supposing that, in lieu of attempting to say a great deal when I have scarcely any thing to say, I content myself with mentioning two simple facts. This is the Twelfth Number of TEMPLE BAR; and just one year bas elapsed since a now prosperous, established, and progressive Magazine first loomed hazily on the literary horizon. This is to be taken as Fact Number One. For the Second, it is to be recorded that Temple BAR has gained troops of literary friends, and, with the exception of a Scotch gentleman, and even he has been conciliated,—not one enemy. Surely these facts speak volumes, or enough, at least, to serve for a Preface to the Third Volume of Temple BAR.

GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA.

UPTON Court, BUCKS,

October 1861.

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POEMS :

PAGE
A Brown Study.

244
At the Lattice ..
Barnewood Bells .

440
Blanche of mine .

576
Dead Man's Isle .

340
Euthanasia . .

472
In Sutton Woods .

46
Lady Mabel

296
Mill-Child's Last Dream, The

34
My Tutor's Cousin

521
Other Worlds . .

152
Sonnet .

481
Twice-Wedded, The .

114
Pre-Adamite World, The .

363
Précieuses of the Seventeenth Century, The .

342
Precious Stones . . .

377
School-girls and Girls' Schools

283
Second Time of Asking, The . .

504
“ Sermons in Stones” . .
SEVEN Sons of MAMMON, THE:
Chapter XXI. Humble Pie ..

. 9
XXII. Woman's Work .
XXIII. A Man wearing his Heart upon his Sleeve

153
XXIV. Nemesis in Plain Clothes :

169
XXV. The Race . .

177
XXVI. After the Race . .

297
XXVII. Caught . .

308
XXVIII. What People said in the Cit

324
XXIX. The Feet of Clay .

441
XXX. At the West-End

447
XXXI. The Agony of Florence Armytage : Stage the First 456
Shot in the Back ,

473
Summer Days . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Twice Sold : an “ Ole Clo"" Story ..

349
Wimbledon Meeting, The .

262
“ With Mr. Gorilla's Compliments" .

482

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