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AND OTHER TALES,

FOUNDED ON

AMERICAN INCIDENTS AND CHARACTER.

BY SAMUEL L. KNAPP.

“There's some peculiar in each leaf and grain-

Some unmark'd fibre, or some varying vein.
Shall only man be taken in the gross ?
Grant but as many sorts of mind as moss.
That each from others differs, first confess;
Next, that he varies from himself no less :
Add nature's, custom's, reason's, passion's strife,

And all opinion's colours cast on life.”
“ How? turn again to tales long since forgot?

Æsop-and Phædrus—and the rest? Why not?---Cowper.

NEW-YORK:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. AND W. SANDFORD,

29 ANN-STREET.

MDCCCXXXVI,

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Bntered,
ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1836, BY

SAMUEL L. KNAPP,

IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRIOT OY

NEW-YORK.

TO

GEORGE C. SHATTICK, M.D.,

PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SOCIETY.

DEAR SIR

I have taken the liberty to dedicate this small volume to you, as a slight token of my grateful recollections of the many instances of friendship and professional skill I have to acknowledge as flowing from your kindness; and in addition to these, I am indebted to you for many deep and clear readings of the motives and actions of men, communicated in the course of our acquaintance.

These Tales are founded on incidents gathered in the common pathway of life, and intended to exhibit some of the lights and shades as we see them daily.

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