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MEN AND MANNERS,
A CRITIQUE ON THE
Follies and Vices of the Age;
AMUSING ANECDOTES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES,
Various interesting Topics.
“Human nature is the most useful study to society, as it tends to improve mankind."
PRIXTED BY G. BREADS, AND SOLD BY HIM FOR THE AUTHOR.
SOLD IN LONDON
HASTINGS; BAILEY, BATTLE; AND BY OTHER BOOKSELLERS,
PERSUADED that great minds are ever ready to make allowance for error, and inclined to encourage the humblest talents rather than to search for defects, I appear before your Royal Highness in the character I have ventured to assume, without fear, though with unaffected diffidence of conscious imperfections.
The love of literature, science, and justice in the higher classes, and more particularly in a Prince, must act as a spur to genius, improve the public mind, and be of general benefit to the nation at large. .
As the friend to literature—the patron of science-rewarder of merit—and respecter of justice-I was induced to solicit the honor of dedicating this Volume to your Royal Highness; and not from any vain conceit of its being worthy of so distinguished a patronage, in any other way than the furnishing a
Highneseating this Volume solicit the honor