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Thou sleepest worse than if a mouse should be forced to take up her lodging in a cat's ear; a little infant that breeds its teeth, should it lie with thee, would cry out as if thou wert the more unquiet bedfellow.

WEBSTER.

CHAPTER V. A. 1.-p. 10.

SOMETHING CONCERNING THE PHILOSOPHY OF DREAMS,

AND THE AUTHOR'S EXPERIENCE IN AERIAL HORSE

MANSHIP.

If a dream should come in now to make you afear'd,
With a windmill on his head and bells at his beard,
Would you straight wear your spectacles here at your toes,
And your boots on your brows and your spurs on your nose ?

BEN JONSON.

CHAPTER IV. A. I.-p. 15.

A CONVERSATION AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE.

Tel condamne mon Coq-à-l'âne qui un jour en justifiera ie bon sens.

LA PRETIEUSE.

CHAPTER III. A. I.—p. 18.

THE UTILITY OF POCKETS.

A COMPLIMENT PROPERLY

RECEIVED.

La tasca è proprio cosa da Christiani.

BENEDETTO VARCHI.

CHAPTER II. A. I.-P. 25.

CONCERNING DEDICATIONS, PRINTERS TYPES AND

IMPERIAL INK.

Il y aura des clefs, et des ouvertures de mes secrets.

LA PRETIEUSE.

DEDICATION.-p. 31.

CHAPTER I. A. I.-p. 33.

NO BOOK CAN BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A PREFACE.

I see no cause but men may pick their teeth,
Though Brutus with a sword did kill himself.

TAYLOR, THE WATER POET.

ANTE-PREFACE.-p, 35.

I here present thee with a hive of bees, laden some with wax, and some with honey. Fear not to approach! There are no Wasps, there are no Hornets here. If some wanton Bee should chance to buzz about thine ears, stand thy ground and hold thy hands : there's none will sting thee if thou strike not first. If any do, she hath honey in her bag will cure thee too.

QUARLES.

PREFACE.—p. 37.

Oh for a quill plucked from a Seraph's wing !

YOUNG.

INITIAL CHAPTER.-p. 43.

'Εξ ου δη τα πρώτα.-HOMER.

THE DOCTOR,

&c.

Eccoti il libro; mettivi ben cura
Iddio ť ajuti e dia buona ventura.

ORL. INNAM.

CHAPTER I. P. I.-p. 45.

THE SUBJECT OF THIS HISTORY AT HOME AND AT TEA.

If thou be a severe sour complexioned man then I here disallow thee to be a competent judge. IZAAK WALTON,

CHAPTER II. P. I.- p. 47.

WHEREIN CERTAIN QUESTIONS ARE PROPOSED CON

CERNING TIME, PLACE AND PERSONS.

Quis ? quid? ubi ? quibus auxiliis? cur ? quomodo? quando ?

TECHNICAL VERSE.

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