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FOR THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
CHARLES FRANCIS TROWER.
“ It seemeth, that this word (hotchpot) is in English a pudding;
· Hutspot is an old Saxon word, and signifieth so much as Lit
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.
YLTHOUGH I would not write a mere
Love-tale, seeing we are made for
higher ends than marrying and giving in marriage — nor a Sporting-tale alone, (though I love Stoddart, and Knox, and St. John), since we have nobler parts to play, than to be always killing birds, and beasts, and fishes;—nor of grave Politics alone, for then light readers, who are nine-tenths of all, would never care to read me- yet would I fain discourse, in part, of each, if I might thereby gain all to the moral of my Tale.
Therefore have I wove a web of Love, seeking to enlist loving hearts. Therefore have I wove a web of Sports, trying to catch keen