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HENRY MACKENZIE, Esq.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
ALLEN, & co., LONDON.
I have formerly taken the liberty of holding some prefatory discourse with my readers, on the subject of those little histories which accident enabled me to lay before them. This is probably the last time I shall make use of their indulgence ; and even, if this introduction should be found superfluous, it may claim their pardon, as the parting address of one who has endeavoured to contribute to their entertainment.
I was favoured last summer with a visit from a gentleman, a native of France, with whose father I had been intimately acquainted when I was last in that country. I contess myself particularly delighted with an intercourse which removes the barrier of national distinction, and gives to the inhabitants of the world the appearance of one common family. I received, tberefore, this young Frenchman into that humble shed, which Providence has allowed my age to rest in, with peculiar satisfaction; and was rewarded, for any little attention I had in my power to shew him, by acquiring the friendship