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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,

By GEORGE P. PUTNAM,

In the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York.

STEREOTYPED BY

BILLIN & BRO'S,

10 North William-street, New York.

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THIS BOOK

IS MOST AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

CHETWOOD EVELYN.

"SCARAMOUCH, THE FIRST FAMOUS ITALIAN COMEDIAN, BEING AT PARIS AND IN GREAT "WANT, BETHOUGHT HIMSELF OF CONSTANTLY PLYING NEAR THE DOOR OF A NOTED PERFUMER IN THAT CITY, AND WHEN ANY ONE CAME OUT WHO HAD BEEN BUYING SNUFF, NEVER FAILED TO DESIRE A TASTE OF THEM; WHEN HE HAD BY THIS MEANS GOT TOGETHER A QUANTITY MADE UP OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT SORTS, HE SOLD IT AGAIN AT A LOWER RATE TO THE SAME PERFUMER, WHO, FINDING OUT THE TRICK, CALLED IT * TABAC DE MILLE FLEURS,' OR 'SNUFF OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS.' BY THIS MEANS HE GOT A VERY COMFORTABLE SUBSISTENCE, UNTIL MAKING TOO MUCH HASTE TO BE RICH, HE ONE DAY TOOK SUCH AN UNREASONABLE PINCH"

Spectator, No. 283.

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