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THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred
things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is need.
less, A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it
may be very dull without a single absurdity. GOLDSMITH

L'orum inerento rebus in arduis

HORAT, CAR. Lib. ii. 3.

BOSTON:
HILLIARD, GRAY, LITTLE AND WILKINS.

1827.

HARVARD
COLLEGE
LIBRARY

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirteenth day of November, A. D. 1827, in the fiftysecond year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Hilliard, Gray, Little & Wilkins, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

TALES OF THE FIRESIDE. By a Lady of Boston. 56 There are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity:” GOLDSMITH.

“Æquam memento rebus in arduis
Servare mentem.”

HORAT. CAR. Lib. ii. 3.' In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;' and also to an act entitled “An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.'

JNO. W. DAVIS, { Clerkafstice District of

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