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OLD HUMPHREY'S

OBSERVATIONS.

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LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY ;

Instituted 1799.
SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND 63,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD; AND BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

1839.

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INTRODUCTION.

When a work is acceptable, an extended preface is unnecessary; and when a book is a bad one, a lengthy introduction will not make it better.

I want you, reader, to accept my Observations as the remarks of a friendly old man, who has some affection in his heart for every human being under the canopy of the skies.

While perusing the following pages, they may possibly remind

has its infirmities ; and that among them may be reckoned the disposition to talk faster, and to dwell longer, on past occurrences than is agreeable to hearers ; but when you put my errors into one scale, forget not to put my friendly intentions into the other.

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