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A Simple Story.
WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION.
“ No man will be found, in whose mind airy notions do not
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