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A TREASURY

TABLE TALK.

Variety may be said to characterise its treatment. It has been attempted somewhat philosophically, poetically, ethically, satirically, critically, hypothetically, aesthetically, hyperbolically, physiologically, metaphysically, humorously— and, above all, sententiously.—Saunders.

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PREFACE.

This little Treasury of Table Talk is a richauffii of good things. The gleanings which fill its pages have been gathered up during' a course of miscellaneous reading. In them will be found blended together,

"In most admired disorder,"

apophthegm, aphorism, and anecdote.

It is a liberal collection of passages, which, by reason of their wisdom, their truth, or their humour, caught the fancy of the editor as being worthy of repetition. In addition to many authors who are thus "held by the button," as it were, for the first time, the

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