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GEORGE P. PUTNAM & CO., 10 PARK PLACE,

M.DCCC.LIII.

/144572/

1858, Mar.4.

gift of

영 Henry G. Genny, bign

class of

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,

BY GEORGE P. PUTNAM,

In the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District

of New York.

STEREOTYPED BY

BILLIN & BRO's,
20 North William-street, New York.

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SCARAMOUCH, THE FIRST FAMOUS ITALIAN COMEDIAN, BEING AT PARIS AND IN GREAT WANT, BETHOUGHT HIMSELF OF CONSTANTLY PLYING NEAR THE DOOR OF A NOTED PERFUMER IN THAT CITY, AND WHEN ANY ONE CAME

OUT WHO HAD BEEN BUYING SNUFF, NEVER FAILED TO DESIRE A TASTE OF
THEM; WHEN HE HAD BY THIS MEANS GOT TOGETHER A QUANTITY MADE
UP OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT SORTS, HE SOLD IT AGAIN AT A LOWER RATE TO
THE SAME PERFUMER, WHO, FINDING OUT THE TRICK, CALLED IT TABAC DE
MILLE FLEURS,' OR 'SNUFF OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS.' BY THIS MEANS HE
GOT A VERY COMFORTABLE SUBSISTENCE, UNTIL MAKING TOO MUCH HASTE
TO BE RICH, HE
ONE DAY TOOK SUCH AN UNREASONABLE PINCH-

Spectator, No. 283,

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