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THE WHOLE ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED ;
And forming a pleasing Delineation of the
ORNAMENTED WITH PORTRAITS,
Of the most singulur Charueters noticed in the Worko
Printed by J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane,
LITTLE need be said in offering the following pages to the notice of the public. The title imports, a deviation from the regular path of life by the persons noticed in the work. Their peculiarities cannot fail to af. ford Amusement to those who are willing to be pleased ; and it has been the endeuvour of the Editor (by introducing many entertaining anecdotes, in most of which he has been personally concerned) to render this performance both interesting and useful.
If some few of the lives given in the course of this work, may not be thought perfectly coincident with the plan, we beg leave to observe, that it is very difficult to draw the line between moderate eccentricity, and what may be deemed only an extension of the too arbitrary bounds prescribed by rigid reg?larity and decorum.