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The collection of “Gaieties and Gravities"
appeared from the press of Colburn in 1825—a gathering from the Author's contributions to periodical literature, chiefly in the New Monthly Magazine. From these miscellanies have been arranged, for the present volume, a series of papers, which to the exclusion of what was merely temporary or of inferior interest, will present, it is believed, what is most characteristic and permanent in the genius of their Author,-a genius which in its playful sallies and profounder sentiments, may be classed in the school of Charles Lamb and Thomas Hood.
This book bears the name of Horace Smith ;
a similar volume of the series will contain the
MISCELLANIES OF JAMES SMITH, his brother, and the other Author of “Rejected Addresses."
NEW-YORK, APRIL, 1852.