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COLLEGE

HARVARD

sept.26,1939

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
MRS. ROBERT F. RAYMOND

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[Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by J. & J. Harper, in the Office of the Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.)

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The present work is believed to comprise the most extensive collection of Anecdotes ever published in this country. The well known excellence of the Percy Anecdotes renders it unnecessary to make any remarks on that part of the work, except that in revising the present edition, the editor has omitted none which appeared to possess particular interest for the public in this coun

try.

The American Anecdotes have been drawn from a great variety of sources, and will be found to relate to the most interesting characters, events,

and scenes of our country.

Most collections of Anecdotes are disfigured by profane language and broad allusions, or double entendres. The public are assured that there is nothing in the present publication to offend the severest morality, or the most scrupu

lous delicacy.

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