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MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.

A just image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes
of fortune lo which it is subject, for the delight and instruction of mankind.”-DRYDEN.

Papers and books, a mixed olio,
From shilling touch to pompous folio.”—MRS. BARBAULD.

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JOSEPH SHACKELL, 2,' BARTLETT’S PASSAGE, FETTER LANE.

SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

MDCCCXXIX.

AP45 .OL 4 2

P R E FAC E.

THE Olio having reached its Second Volume, it is our duty, as well as our inclination, to address a word or two to our supporters, both subscribers and correspondents. To the first we shall put this question :—Have we redeemed the promises made at the conclusion of our first volume ?- If we may judge from our success, and from its weekly increase, we have. We pledged ourselves to abate no exertion in keeping the Work in all respects up to its first appearance in paper, print, and design; and where there was an opportunity for improvement, to make it, without regard to trouble or expense. These promises we trust we may be allowed to say we have performed to the very letter. The genius of our articles, whether original or selected, has been ably illustrated by the genius of our artist ; and we look back with allowable pride on both. In typographical respects we have also sedulously endeavoured to keep “ the word of promise" to the eyes of our readers; and, though our work is necessarily hurried, We hope we may be acquitted of presumption, when we invite a comparison of our weekly production with others blest with more time and circumspection.

To our correspondents we shall next address ourselves. Have we given satisfaction to them ?--It has been our

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