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THE

GOOD-FELLOW'S CALENDAR,

AND

ALMANACK

OF

PERPETUAL JOCULARITY;

CONTAINING

A CHOICE COLLECTION

OF

LAUGHABLE NARRATIVES,

FACETIOUS ANECDOTES, SINGULAR FACTS,

AND

MIRTH-YIELDING DETAILS;

ALL EMBELLISHED WITH

STERLING WIT, GENUINE HUMOUR, AND PIQUANT RICHNESS;

AND INTERSPERSED WITH

MIRTHFUL "GEMS OF POESY:"

THE WHOLE

So divertingly, and so chronologically put together, that the Reader
is presented with a Mass of Merriment for

EVERY MONTH IN THE YEAR.

"Under the Sun,

"There's no such Fun,"-Toм MOORE.

LONDON:

Published by

SHERWOOD, GILBERT, AND PIPER,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

pp. 112-4=

15461.637

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE LIBRARY OF

ERNEST LEWIS GAY
JUNE 15, 1927

LONDON:

PRINTED BY 7. BRETTELL, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET.

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A FEW WORDS TO THE READER.

READER are you an honest, good-humoured, jolly, laughter-loving fellow? If you are, my boy, here's my Book for you! I give it just as I would give my hand, and prithee take it kindly.

If I was born a Philosopher, it certainly was a laughing one. To me, mirth has ever been welcome at all times. A mellow story-a gay song—a flash of wit—a facetious detail-a bright thought—an eccentric ideaa vivacious anecdote-and, indeed, all such risible commodities, are never, with me, out of season, and henceSPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, and WINTER, have I decked with various pleasantries.

My Volume should have been adorned with three hundred and sixty-five wood-cuts, which I had myself desned, but the Engravers were unable to execute them from laughing, and in faith I could not blame them.

If a Book is to be estimated by the time which has been consumed in its production, this Volume is inesti

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