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Contains fohn Jay's "new song of similes" under the altered title of "Similes to Molly", pp. 69-70.

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LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER

BEING THE ENTIRE WORKS OY

MOMUS, JESTER OF OLYMPUS; DEMOCRITUS, THE MERRY PHILOSOPHER OF GREECE,

AND THEIR ILLUSTRIOUS DISCIPLES,

BEN JONSON, BUTLER, SWIFT, GAY, JOSEPH MILLER, ESQ. CHURCHILL,
VOLTAIRE, FOOTE, STEEVENS, WOLCOT, SHERIDAN, CURRAN,

COLMAN, AND OTHERS :

TRANSLATED INTO ODR VERNACULAR ENGLISH TONQUE,

BY JOHN BULL, ESQ.
With resmerous Adalitions, Interpolations, and Improvements, by the Editor, and different Branches of

the But Family.

“ Laughing is the high prerogative of man, and that sublime and noble quality which distinguishes
kine from the brute creation. Those who cannot laugh gracefully, heartily, and by the hour at a time,
searcely ought to be ranked among the biman species. The sayiugs of Momus, the writings of Derno.
critas, and the attic works of Joe Milur, should, therefore, be studied in our Universities and Tap.
toomas, Palaces and Cottages, Drawing-rooms and Kitchens, not only for health and pleasure, but from
due regard to the dignity and honourable distinction of man."--G. A. STEEVENS.

LONDON :

PVBLISHED BY SHERWOOD. JONES, AND CO. PATERNOSTER-RQW ; JOHN ANDERSON, JUN. EDINBUROH;

1. CUMMINO, DUBLIN ; AND TO BE IAD OF ALL DEALERS IN CLASSICAL LITERATURE.

Price 108. 6d. bound,

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PROLOGUE.

GENTLE READER, W's present thee with a voluine of examples of Wit. Whatever be thy humour, its atents must please thee even in spite of thyself. Whatever be thy diseases of mind, thou wilt here find medicine for all of them-antidotes to bad weather, dull neighBurhoods, contrary winds, protracted remittances, chronic disorders, lawsuits, guat, scolding wives, drunken husbands, and all the numerous et cæteras in the catabo tie of life's miseries. With this volume in thy hands, thou mayst always enjoy * ille soul's calm sunshine," and be a stranger to ennui, hypochondria, the blue derils, and devils of all colours, which would disturb thy repose and sense of well

Talk of the Philosopher's Stone, Fortunatus's Wishing-cap, and the diminutive Giantieide's Invisible Coat, these are mere baubles, when compared with this book, for thou wilt be cheerful, merry, and without any wants, while thou hast in thy patch or pocket this unfailing and omnipotent talisman. “I would rather," said a profound philosopher, "have been born with a cheerful dieposition, than heir to ten housand a-year," and he might have said, twenty or fifty thousand; for what is realih without that healthful state of inind, which this golden volume will infallibly Saare? THIS BOOK IS TEEREFORE Worth TWENTY THOUSAND A-YEAR ; and its possessor any look down with pity on the man, however wealthy, who nevertheless lacks this Pasare. Before breakfast, it will create good spirits for the day; after dinner, it will promote digestion and healthful secretions; and after supper, it will so weary thy des, and exercise thy diaphragm, that repose, sound and sweet, will be the cer. sympanion of thy pillow.

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