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LITERARY

CURIOSITIES AND ECCENTRICITIES.

AND

ECCENTRICITIES:

А воок OF

ANECDOTE, LACONIC SAYINGS, AND

GEMS OF THOUGHT,

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London:
WARD, LOCK & TYLER,
WARWICK HOUSE, PATERNOSTER ROW, E.C.

WARD, LOCKER TYLER ROW, EC

BUTLER & TANNER, THE SELWOOD PRINTING WORKS,

FROME, AND LONDON.

PREFACE.

The following compilation is designed to form a handy volume of curious and entertaining selections which do not properly fall within the province of “Popular Readings,” “ Elegant Extracts,” etc. ; many of them, indeed, are gleanings from the by-ways of Literature, and are probably known to few general readers.

The Editor ventures to hope that the present selection will prove acceptable to a large class who have little or no time or disposition to devote themselves to a regular course of literary study; and that, to such readers, this little book may furnish some amusement and even instruction.

W. A. C.

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