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DUBLIN MAIL;

OR,

Intercepted Correspondence.

WITH

A Pachet of Poems.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

Judge in Ireland,

A COLLECTION OF

LETTERS, POEMS, & LEGENDS,

CONCERNING THE CASTLE, THE COURTS,
THE COLLEGE, THE CORPORATION,

AND THE COUNTRY AT LARGE,

De omnibus rebus et de quibusdam aliis.

OP. THOM Æ AQUINATIS.

THIRD EDITION, ENLARGED.

LONDON, 1824 :
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSTON, 98, CHEAPSIDE,
SOLD BY A. M. GRAHAM, 16, COLLEGE
GREEN, AND 35, CAPEL-STREET,

DUBLIN

PREFACE.

THERE is something repugnant to the feelings of honor in breaking open the letters of other people; yet, in nine cases out of ten, curiosity will equalize the balance of conscience. The following letters were found by an old gentleman in Dublin, who is well known to have possessed since his infancy an unçonquerable propensity to pry into other folk's secrets; at the same time, being quite a devotee, he is eternally suffering from the qualms of conscience which follow his curiosity. On his perceiving what he had found, he remained, as it were, hovering between the wish to plunder ihe enclosed secrets, and the propriety of delivering them into the owners' possession ; but,

“ Like the man to double business boood,
He stood and paus'd where he should first begio,
And both peglected,"

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