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BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DUTCHMAN'S FIRESIDE,"
&c. &c. &c.
“Come all you likely lads that has a mind for to range,
Into some foreign country, your situation for to change;
Come all you girls from New England that are unmarried yet,
IN TWO VOLUMES.
. VOL. II.
NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET.
AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERA THROUGHOUT
THE UNITED STATES.
[Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.]
“We'll lose ourselves in Venus' grove of myrtle,
“O RARE Ben Jonson !” said some one, and O rare Beaumont and Fletcher say we; for in honest sincerity we prefer this gentle pair to all the old English dramatic writers except Shakspeare. For playful wit, richness of faney, exuberance of invention, and, above all, for the sweet magic of their language, where shall we find their superiors among the British bards? It is not for us obscure wights to put on the critical nightcap, and, being notorious criminals ourselves, set up as judges of others; but we should hold ourselves base and ungrateful if we did not seize this chance opportunity to raise our voices in these remote regions of the West, where, peradventure, they never dreamed of one day possessing millions of