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What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little
IN TWO VOLUMES.
AND JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN.
MY RESPECTED FATHER,
AS A SLIGHT RETURN
FOR REPEATED ACTS OF KINDNESS,
These Volumes are dedicated,
WITH EVERY SENTIMENT
DUTY, VENERATION, AND GRATITUDE.
READER, didst thou ever keep a Diary? Perhaps thou answerest, “ No." Behold, then, mine! The work on which thy sight falleth, is gathered from the chaff of one year's harvest. A little year, – but lately passed away, -swallowed in the tomb of departed days, which are never again to return. was—1836—the last.
-The last—the last- the last, Oh! by that little word, how many thoughts are stirred.”
It may, perchance, be asked, wherefore have 1, whose name has not been trumpeted by the