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Tongues -j14 gees: books iv, t'je runnlil prøoks,
Sermons in stores, end good in every ining. :::

AS YOU LIKE IT.

LONDON:

RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

1843.

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PRINTED BY SCHULZE AND CO., 13, POLAND STREET.

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THE BELLE OF THE VILLAGE.

THE FERRY.

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THE STREAMS.

THE OLD FORDS.

THE THRESHER.

THE WOODS AT MIDNIGHT.

THE WELLS.

FIELD FOOTPATHS:

THE VALLEYS.

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THE WINDS OF AUTIŅN.

THE HEDGER AND DIT HER,

THE OLD BRIDLE RO4 0.

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THE OLD COMMONS.

THE STRANGER STUDENT.

THE BANKER, NAVIGATOR, OR EXCAVATOR.

THE WOODMAN'S WIDOW.

ENGLISH COUNTRY LIFE.

INTRODUCTION.

DR. KITCHENER says, in the profundity of his wisdom, that man is a cooking animal. Others, less learned in gastronomic lore, maintain with equal truth, that man is by nature a tiger ;- and the philosophers say cogito ergo sum. But, disregarding all the theories and all the piles of doctrines and systems, from Pythagoras to Jeremy Bentham, which have failed hitherto in arriving at the truth, it is easier to demonstrate, that his proper dwellingplace is not in the crowded city nor on the Exchange “where men the most do congregate” -nor amid the din, the smoke, and the bustle of the workshop, the mill or the factory, the

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