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THE

COMFORTS

OF

HUMAN LIFE;

OR

SMILES AND LAUGHTER

OF

CHARLES CHEARFUL

AND MARTIN MERRYFELLOW.

IN SEVEN DIALOGUES.

London:
PRINTED FOR ODDY AND CO.

27, OXFORD STREET,
BY J. AND W. SÀITH, KING STREET, SIVIN DIALI.

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Meeting of Mr. Charles Chearful and

Mr. Martin Merryfellow, with Mr.
Samuel Sensitive and Mr. Timothy
Testy-in which a contrast of their
Characters is exhibited.

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It is the pleasing apologue of TRAJANO BOCCALINI; that, “ to a famous Critic “ who presented all the faults of a cele

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Nearly similar, I much suspect, is the fate of those who have peculiar quicksightedness to discern the minute and evanescent miseries of human existence, that elude the grosser sense of the great body of mankind. He who can, with microscopic eye, discover freckles, rough

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