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SMILES AND LAUGHTER
AND MARTIN MERRYFELLOW.
IN SEVEN DIALOGUES.
27, OXFORD STREET,
Meeting of Mr. Charles Chearful and
Mr. Martin Merryfellow, with Mr.
It is the pleasing apologue of TRAJANO BOCCALINI; that, “ to a famous Critic “ who presented all the faults of a cele
brated poet to Apollo,--Apollo gave a 66 sack of undressed wheat,-desired the “ Critic to separate the chaff from the " wheat, and when the good man had, “ with solemn and impatient industry, “ done so, bestowed on him, the chaff “ for his pains.”
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