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The Origin of British Society, Customs and Manners,
and Amusements of the Citizens of London, during that Period,
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
Illustrations of the Changes in our Language, Literary Customs,
and gradual Improvement in Style and Versification,
ILLUSTRATED BY. EIGHTEEN ENGRAVINGS.
BY JAMES PELLER MALCOLM, F. A. S.
LONDINIUM REDIVIVUM;" AND OF
ANECDOTES OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF LONDON
DURING THE EIGĦTEENTẢ CENTUNY;":&.
THE SECOND EDITION,
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME,
THE Author has nothing to add to his former observations on the subject of the present work, beyond the very sincere hop that the Volumes now offered may prove as acceptable to the Publick as the Anecdotes of the Manners and Customs of the Eighteenth Century : which he flatters himself will be the case, on reflecting that they contain many long-forgotten and most curious articles of information, derived from various authorities, and from one of the most antient and valu. able sources in the British Metropolis - the Library of Sion College ; the President, Governors, and Librarian of which deserve the highest praise, for their liberal'indulgence to
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