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THE

YOUNG ENTHUSIAST

IN

HUMBLE LIFE.

LONDON: J. MOYES, CASTLE STREET, LEICESTER SQUARE,

YOUNG ENTHUSIAST

IN

HUMBLE LIFE.

A Simple Story.

WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION.

“ No man will be found, in whose mind airy notions do not
sometimes predominate, and force him to hope or fear beyond
the limits of sober probability. By degrees the reign of Fancy is
confirmed; she grows first imperious, and in time despotic. Then
fictions, begin to operate as realities, false opinions fasten upon
the mind, and life passes in dreams of rapture or of anguish.”

Dr. Johnson.

LONDON:
JAMES FRASER, REGENT STREET.

1833.
2533. f. 430

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BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION. .

The following tale, though fictitious, is so much the growth of the author's circumstances in society, his mental idiosyncrasy, and personal feelings, that it could scarcely be trusted to public perusal, without such account of the writer's life and character, as would put the general reader in possession of the sentiments with which it should be approached, and the indulgence to which it may be entitled. But when, in addition to these considerations, the sympathy of benevolent natures is desirable, not only for the book but for the book - maker, it becomes all the more expedient, if not absolutely necessary, that the work should be preceded with at least a brief biographical narrative.

It fortunately happens, that we are enabled to lay before the reader the precise

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