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Title: Salmagundi  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: As every body knows, or ought to know, what a SALMAGUNDI is, we shall spare ourselves the trouble of an explanation besides, we despise trouble as we do every thing that is low and mean; and hold the man who would incur it unnecessarily, as an object worthy our highest pity and contempt. Neither will we puzzle our heads to give an account of ourselves, for two reasons; first, because it is nobody's business; secondly, because if it were, we do not hold ourselves bound to attend to any body's business but our own; and even that we take the liberty of neglecting when it suits our inclination. To these we might add a third that very few men can give a tolerable account of them, let them try ever so hard; but this reason, we candidly avow, would not hold good with ourselves. There are, however, two or three pieces of information which we bestow gratis on the public, chiefly because it suits our own pleasure and convenience that they should be known, and partly because we do not wish that there should be any ill will between us at the commencement of our acquaintance. Our intention is simply to instruct the young, reform the old, correct the town, and castigate the age; this is an arduous task, and, therefore, we undertake it with confidence. We intend for this purpose to present a striking picture of the town; and as every body is anxious to see his own phiz on canvas, however stupid or ugly it may be, we have no doubt but the whole town will flock to our exhibition. Our picture will necessarily include a vast variety of figures: and should any gentleman or lady be displeased with the inveterate truth of...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: VOLUME I -- NO. PAG -- I. SATURDAY, JANUARY 84, 1807 5 -- Publisher's Notice. Shakespeare Gallery, New York 6 -- From the Elbow-Chair of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq 7 -- v Theatrics Containing the Quintessence of Modern Criticism. By William -- Wizard, Esq 12 -- tj -- New York Assembly. By Anthony Evergreen, Gent 14 -- 05 II. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1807. From the Elbow-Chair of Launcelot Langai -- staff.Esq 18 -- Mr. Wilson's Concert. By Anthony Evergreen, Gent 22 -- Cockloft Family 24 -- To Launcelot Langstaff, Esq 27 -- Advertisement 29 -- III. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1807. From my Elbow-Chair 31 -- Letter from Mustapha Rub-A-Dub Keli Kahn, Captain of a Ketch, to Asem -- Hacchem, Principal Slave-Driver to his Highness, the Bashaw of -- Tripoli 33 -- Fashions. By Anthony Evergreen, Gent 36 -- jj Proclamation from the Mill of Pindar Cockloft, Esq 41 -- IV. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1807. From my Elbow-Chair '. 44 -- Memorandums for a Tour to be entitled, The Stranger in New Jersey; -- C/5 or, Cockney Travelling. By Jeremy Cockloft, the Younger 46 -- ^ V. SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1807. From my Elbow-Chair 51 -- Letter from Mustapha Rub-A-Dub Keli Khan to Abdallah Eb'n Al Rahab -- J!? surnamed the Snorer, Military Sentinel at the Gate of his Highness's -- Palace 51 -- e By Anthony Evergreen, Gent, 59 -- o To the Ladies. From the Mill of Pindar Cockloft, Esq 63 -- VI. FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1807. From my Elbow-Chair 66 -- Theatrics. By William Wizard, Esq 74 -- VH. SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1807. Letter from Mustapha Rub-A-Dub Keli Khan, to -- Asem Hacchem, Principal Slave-Driver to his Highness, the Bashaw -- of Tripoli 80 -- From the Mill of Pindar Cockloft, Esq. Notes by William Wizard, Esq, 87 -- Vin. SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1807. By Anthony Evergreen, Gent 91 -- On Style. By William Wizard, Esq 97 -- To Correspondents 108


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