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MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.
“A just image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes
JANUARY TO AUGUST.
"I have song of war for knight,
Lay of love for lady bright;
Fairy tale to lull the heir,
Goblin grim the maids to scare."-SIR WALTER SCOTT.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. SHACKELL,
15, WINE OFfice courT, FLEET STREET.
SOLD BY LONGMAN AND CO.; WHITTAKER AND CO.; SHERWOOD AND CO.; SIMPKIN
AND ALL BOOKSELLERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
THE Ninth Volume of the OLIO awaits the judgment of its readers and subscribers. We believe it will be found to possess some claims to their favour and support; and, it is confidently hoped that it will, notwithstanding the host of competitors of every calibre, find favour in the eyes of many. Our purpose is not to decry any publication which has for its object the distribution of knowledge and amusement at a cheap rate; we have a lively recollection of my Uncle Toby's apostrophe to the fly-there is room enough, we trust, for us all.
In the present volume, many original Tales of interest will be found; some from the pens of old and approved contributors; while the number of new names shews that the OLIO is not losing its popularity.
We have frequently pointed out to our readers the vast quantity of matter comprised in our volumes; each of which contains more than three ordinary octavos.