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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of

Massachusetts.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY

1. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

TO

CHARLES F. BRIGGS,

THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

WOR 19 FEB 39

READER! walk up at once (it will soon be too late)

and buy at a perfectly ruinous rate

FABLE FOR CRITICS;

OR, BETTER,

(I like, as a thing that the reader's first fancy may strike,

an old-fashioned title-page, such as presents a tabular view of the volume's contents)

| A GLANCE AT A FEW OF OUR LITERARY PROGENIES

(Mrs. Malaprops word)

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who accompanies himself with a rub-a-dub-dub, full of spirit

and grace, on the top of the tub.

Set forth in October, the 31st day,
In the year 248, G. P. Putnam, Broadway.

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