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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE Compiler of this Collection of Familiar Quotations thinks it desirable to say, in introducing the work to the favour of the public, that it is not easy to determine in all cases the degree of familiarity that may belong to phrases and sentences which present themselves for admission ; for what is familiar to one class of readers may be quite new to another.

Many maxims of the most famous writers of our language, and numberless curious and happy turns from orators and poets, have knocked at the door, and it was hard to deny them admission. But to insert these simply on their own merits, without assurance that the general reader would readily recognize them as old friends, was beside the purpose of this Collection.

Still, it has been thought better to incur the risk of crring on the side of fulness.

The great number of Quotations contained in the book has created the necessity for a very copious Index, the largest perhaps ever given in a similar Collection.

It is hoped that the lovers of this agreeable subsidiary liter find the present Collection satisfy their expectations, not merely in the variety, but in the scrupulous accuracy, of the Quotations cited.

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LIST OF AUTHORS.

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ADANS, JOHN

218 BURTON, ROBERT
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY 230 | BUTLER, SAMUEL
ADAMS, SARAH FLOWER 308 BYROM, JOHN .
ADDISON, JOSEPH

147 BYRON, LORD.
AKENSIDE, MARK

197 CAMPBELL, THOMAS ALDRICH, JAMES .

295 CANNING, GEORGE ALDRICH, HENRY

139 CAREW, THOMAS ALLISON, RICHARD .

82 CAREY, HENRY BACON, FRANCIS.

80 CENTLIVRE, SUSANNAH BAILEY, PHILIP JAMES 297 CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE BARBAULD, Mrs.

219 CHAUCER, GEOFFREY BARNFIELD, RICHARD .

84 CHESTERFIELD, EARL OF BARÈRE, BERTRAND

228 CHOATE, RUFUS. BARRETT, EATON S.

285 CHURCHILL, CHARLES BARRINGTON, GEORGE 227 CIBBER, COLLEY. BARRY, MICHAEL J.

290 COKE, SIR EDWARD Basse, WILLIAM.

125 COLERIDGE, S. TAYLOR BAXTER, RICHARD

137 COLLINS, WILLIAM . BAYLY, T. HAYNES .

289 COLMAN, GEORGE BEATTIE, JAMES .

208 CONGREVE, WILLIAM BEAUMONT & FLETCHER 88 Cook, ELIZA BEAUMONT, FRANCIS

88 COTTON, NATHANIEL BENTLEY, RICHARD

142 COWLEY, ABRAHAM BENTHAM, JEREMY

338 CowPER, WILLIAM . BERKELEY, BISHOP

152 CRABBE, GEORGE BICKERSTAFF, ISAAC

208 CRANCH, CHRISTOPHER P. BLACKER, COLONEL

336 CRASHAW, RICHARD BLACKSTONE, SIR WM. 207 CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN BLAIR, ROBERT

180 DANIEL, SAMUEL BOLINGBROKE, VISCOUNT. 152 DARWIN, ERASMUS BOOTH BARTON

158 DAVENANT, SIR WILLIAM BRAMSTON, JAMES

183 DECATUR, STEPHEN BRERETON, JANE

153 DEFOE, DANIEL . BROOKE, LÖRD

9 DEKKER, THOMAS BROUGHAM, LORD

290 DENHAM, SIX JOHN. BROWN, JOHN

197 DENNIS, JOHN
BROWN, TOM.

142 DIBDIN, CHARLES
BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN. 295 DIBDIN, THOMAS
BRYDGES, SIR S. EGERTON 230 DICKENS, CHARLES
BUNYAN, JOHN

137 DIOGENES LAERTIUS
BURKE, EDMUND

204 DODDRIDGE, PHILIP BURNS, ROBERT

223 DODSLEY, ROBERT

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