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witnessing his own—the generation some eight or ten years his junior-by which he is tried. To that generation—not in the spirit of dejection or of boasting—but as the first fair and dispassionate tribunal I can obtain, I confide the fate of this work, and of those which, in humbler prose, have been, from the first to the latest, actuated by the same objects-objects that may keep alive in me, indeed, the love of Fame; but which yet can console me, if I am forbidden to attain it.

January 6, 1831.

LIST OF PLATES.

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No. 1. The Birth of the Twins

2. The Patriot and the Palanquin
3. Sights in Siam ; or Filial Affection in a Chinese
4. The Magician. (Frontispiece)
5. An Adventure in London
6. The Arrested and the Recruited : a dilemma

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BOOK THE FIRST.

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