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ORIGINAL TALES, ESSAYS, AND SKETCHES,
SELECTED FROM THAT WORK.
WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS.
W. & R. CHAMBERS, WATERLOO PLACE; AND
ORR & SMITH, LONDON.
The first volume of TAE SPIRIT OF CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL was prefaced by the following paragraph :
“By the recommendation of a number of their friends and agents, Messrs CHAMBERS have been induced to reprint a selection of the principal original articles of their JOURNAL; in order that such individuals as might desire to possess those articles in a portable shape, distinct from the mass of compilations and extracts with which they were accompanied in the numbers, might be gratified in their wish ; and in order that this new series of Essays, in which an attempt has been made, almost for the first time, to delineate the maxims and manners of the middlo ranks of society, might have an opportunity, in the shape of a book, of attracting the attention of those by whom it might be overlooked in its original form and progressive mode of publication.”
To this it is only necessary to add, that the reception of the first volume has been such as to induce the authors to publish a second, the materials of which are chiefly selected from numbers of the JOURNAL, ranging between the forty-seventh and ninety-fifth.
EDINBURGH, May 13, 1835.