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CHAP. XVIII. The “Prospect” widens. Jeremy

fancies himself in love, and by a necessary con-

sequence grows poetical. The reader is treated

with a splendid effusion, worthy of inscription on

the sybilline leaves of the New-Monthly. Jere-

my Levis the Father of Impassioned Poetry!

Literary Gazette. Edinburgh and Quarterly

Reviews. Prophecy of famine in the world of

letters. A review as it should be. A dream,

CHAP. XIX. The two rings and the two jewellers,

CHAP. XX. Jeremy grows sick of physic,

CHAP. XXI. Our hero tired of his uncle Jeremy-

quarrels with him—and leaves his protection-

thereby affording his aunt an opportunity of

making a second display of eloquence,

CHAP. XXII. (In the popular style of


DISOWNED"-) An elopement,

CHAP. XXIII. Jeremy is cured of his passion-after

paying for it—as we do for all diseases,

CHAP. XXIV. At the Bull tavern.--Jeremy is de-

tained by a storm. The Reverend Malachi
Snubbs, and a mysterious lady; Sir James Mait-
land, Lieutenant Rattle, and Sergeant Splint ;

Mr. Spits, and Mrs. Spits. Story of “The Bri.

dal Night.” New light in the kitchen. Tom

Drammer. My host's Tale. A frolic. Scene

in Mrs. Spits' chamber,

CHAP. XXV. Jeremy, leaving the Bull tavern, meets

with an adventure on the road, which once more

brings him into company with Sir James Mait-

land and the fair Methodist, and seems to be the

opening of a brighter day in his fortunes,

CHAP. XXVI. The mystery of Mrs. Snubbs ex-

plained. Jeremy finds himself in better society

than he has hitherto been accustomed to fre-

quent. Spirit of independence,

CHAP. XXVII. Jeremy becomes virtuous-finds a

new attraction at the house of his new friend

Lady Arne. A popular preacher,



CHAP. XXVIII. The Serenade,
CHAP. XXIX. The Declaration. A slip between

the cup and the lip,
CHAP. XXX. The accident, that removes Jeremy

from the circle in which he was making himself
so happy, brings him once more into union with

his earliest, truest, yet least known friend,
CHAP. XXXI. A brief sketch of the character, etc.

of Edward Clayton,
CHAP. XXXII. The execution,
CHAP. XXXIII. Jeremy learns the death of his

kind old uncle and his aunt. A still deeper ca-
lamity befals him,









BEFORE thou beginnest the history of a life which God hath seen fit to visit with much vicissitude, I would have thee lend thy most diligent attention to the following simple caution.

Bear then well in mind, through the whole course of this work, that thou art not reading a book of adven tures, contrived merely for thy amusement and the author's profit—but the life of a being, neither above, nor below the common line of mortality, whose misfortunes, brought upon him chiefly by his own folly, may prove to thee an instructive, while not unintersting lesson. And be not offended that his most serious moods are often traversed by a strange vein o' levity; for such, dear Reader, is the faithful transcrpt of his feelings. It would seem that some men core into this world merely to weep, and others—merey to laugh.


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