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THE

Omnium-Gatherum:

OR,

BATH, BRISTOL, and CHELTENHAM

Literary Repository.

BY

Us Two.

Nos DUO TURBA sumus.

To be Published every Fortnight.

PRINTED (AND SOLD) BY

RICHARD CRUTTWELL, ST. JAMES'S-STREET, BATH;

SOLD ALSO BY

RIDGWAY, PICCADILLY, LONDON ; BARRY AND SON, BRISTOL;

AND HENNEY, CHELTENHAM.

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INTRODUCTION.

TO THE PUBLIC

THAT

"HAT “there is nothing new under the sun,"

has been received as a truism since the days of Solomon ; and though it may have occasionally been disputed by the fabricators of philosophical, metaphysical, and political systems; the applicants for patents; or the inventors of nostrum medicines; yet the general suffrage of mankind has certainly, for thirty centuries past, been in its favour. To pass by graver subjects, we would exemplify its verity, in a department, where ingenuity has ever exercised its chief energies; where fancy bas been most frolicksome, and invention most indefatigable ; and where, consequently, we might most reasonably expect to meet with novelty ; in the WORLD OF FASHION, to wit. But, alas ! the vanity of searching for it here, will be sufficiently obvious, when we recol

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