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“Sir," said DR. JOHNSON, “let us take a walk down Fleet Street."
a London Magazine
FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY READERS.
GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA,
DAYLIGHT,” “BADDINGTON PEERAGE," ETC.
VOL. IV. MARCH 1862.
WARD AND LOCK, 158 FLEET STREET.
NEW YORK: WILLMER AND ROGERS.
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It seems but yesterday that I was called upon to write a Preface for the Third Volume, and now a printer's boy is waiting for that necessary appendage to Volume IV. Why necessary, by the way? A host, after making two persons known to one another, generally stands by for a few moments to lead, or at all events to join in, the conversation; but as soon as he sees that conversation in full swing, he glides off to other guests. Surely the early formalities between the writers and the readers of Temple Bar have long since passed away! Surely, after sixteen months of pleasant intercourse, there is no occasion for me, as host, -as Editor, I mean,—to stand by and throw in introductory remarks in the shape of a Preface !
GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA.
UPTON COURT, BUCKS,