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May 1810
E M O I R S

M

OF
The First FORTY-FIVE YEARS

OF
The LI F E

OF
JAMES LACKINGTON,
The present Bookseller in Chiswell-ftreet, Moorfields, London,

Written by Himself.
In FORTY-SIX LETTERS to a FRIEND.

With a TRIPLE DEDICATION.
i. To the PUBLIC.
2. To RESPECTABLE
3. To SORDID

*}BOOKSELLERS.

A NEW EDITION,
Corrected, and much enlarged; interspersed with many original

humourous Stories, and droll Anecdotes,

« No youth did I in education waste ;
“ Happily I'd an intuitive Tafe:
“ Writing ne'er cramp'd the finews of my thumb,
66 No barb'rous birch did ever brush my b.
“ My guts ne'er suffer'd from a college cook,
« My name ne'er enter'd in a buttery book.
« Grammar in vain the sons of Priscian teach;
« Good parts are better than eight parts of speech,
6 Since these declin'd, thore undeclin'd they call;

thank my stars, that I declin'd them all.
w To Greek or Latin tongues without pretence,

trust to Mother Wit and Father Sense.
“ Nature's my guide; all pedantry I scorn;
« Pains I abhor, I was an Author born."

such the vanity of great and small,
"* Contempt goes round, and all men laugh at all."

LONDON:
Printed for the AUTHOR, No. 46 and 47, Chiswell-Street ;

and fold by all other Booksellers.

MDCCXCII.

[Price 5s, in Boards. ]

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