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THE THREE PROPOSALS.
EDITED BY THE HON. F-B-
" While memory watches o'er the sad review,
Of joys that faded like the morning dew;
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PERMIT me, gentle reader, to request your indulgence, while perusing the following pages.
I have not ventured to subscribe my name to these volumes, although it is as well known to you as any in the “ Court Circular;" for were I to do so, probably you would have exclaimed, “It is very questionable whether any amusement can be derived from such a source.” But, stop : possibly your opinion in this case may be erroneous. a dreary and profitable waste has been brought, by good culture, to produce an
How improbable it was,
some five or six years ago, that Lord GBk should ever have proved himself an orator!
But these are days of continual change; so, before you utterly condemn my simple tale, make the attempt to follow it to the end. Notwithstanding there may be nothing so very extraordinary in it
“ Dicam insigne, recens, adhue
Indictum ore alio,"
yet should it beguile some weary hour, any trouble the Author may have had will be more than amply repaid.
“So that it wean me from the weary dream
Of selfish grief or gladness,--so it fling
London, September, 1847.