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By a gentleman, we mean not to draw a line that would be invidious between high and low, rank and subordination, riches and poverty. No. The distinction is in the mind. Whoever is open, just, and true ; whoever is of a humane and affable demeanor ; whoever is honorable in himself, and in his judgment of others, and requires no law but his word to make him fulfil an engagement ;-such a man is a gentleman ;-and such a man may be found among the tillers of the earth as well as in the drawing rooms of the high born and the rich.

DE VERB.

PHILADELPHIA.

PUBLISHED BY CHARLES ALEXANDER,

ATINIAN BUILDINGS, PRANKLIN PLACE

1838.

TO OUR RE A DERS.

Nothing can be more gratifying to an Editor, at the close of each succeeding volume of his work, than to be able to state the proud consciousness of increased success, and the probability of a still more extended patronage to the volume about to commence. We feel so satisfied with the behaviour of our friends towards our periodical bantling, that we have determined to extend our liabilities to become owner as well as editor-and risk an increased expenditure in the conduct of our favorite work. We have no fears respecting the result.

Again, we tender our thanks to various of our contributors, whose steady kindness deserves our warmest gratitude. Philadelphia, December 1st, 1838.

W. E. B.

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