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A TALE

FOR THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

BY

CHARLES FRANCIS TROWER.

“ It seemeth, that this word (hotchpot) is in English a pudding;
for in this pudding is not commonly put one thing alone, but one
thing with other things together.”—LITTLETON, sect. 267.

· Hutspot is an old Saxon word, and signifieth so much as Lit
ton here speaks.”—COKE upon Littleton, 177 a.

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LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

MDCCCLII.

249.4.206.

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YLTHOUGH I would not write a mere

Love-tale, seeing we are made for

higher ends than marrying and giving in marriage — nor a Sporting-tale alone, (though I love Stoddart, and Knox, and St. John), since we have nobler parts to play, than to be always killing birds, and beasts, and fishes;—nor of grave Politics alone, for then light readers, who are nine-tenths of all, would never care to read me- yet would I fain discourse, in part, of each, if I might thereby gain all to the moral of my Tale.

Therefore have I wove a web of Love, seeking to enlist loving hearts. Therefore have I wove a web of Sports, trying to catch keen

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