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LONDON:
RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799.
GULD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

AND 65, st. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

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The Launch; or, "Hope humbly, but hope always"

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“What we have been used to,” and “What we expected”.

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I could not live without it"

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The Leeches; or, Uncle Barnaby on Adaptation

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Petty Jealousies.........

New Year's Peal: Uncle Barnaby's chapter of Mortality

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“It will be all one a hundred years hence"

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"The World was not made for you

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The Last Time

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UNCLE BARNABY.

UNCLE BARNABY'S

SENTIMENTS ABOUT NOBILITY.

In the days of my youth, it was always reckoned among the chief of my holiday gratifications, to spend a week or more at the house of my Uncle Barnaby, where I met my cousin Frank. Frank was more than two years older than myself; and, being placed at a public school, was much farther advanced in a knowledge of Greek and Latin, and also of the customs and manners of men.

He was nevertheless kind-hearted, generous, and affectionate, and always treated me in such a manner as won my confidence, as well as commanded my respect. This is not uniformly the conduct of school-boys towards those whom they consider as their inferiors.

As to my Uncle Barnaby, he was a worthy, benevolent old gentleman, old-fashioned in some of his customs and opinions; but always good-humoured and kind. He was an early riser; active, neat,

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