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MUSEUM OF ENTERTAINMENT.
A just image of human nature, representing its humours, and the changes of
Printed by Shackell and Carfrae, and Published by
JOSEPH SHACKELL, 2, BARTLETT'S PASSAGE, FETTER LANE.
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THE OLIO having reached a third volume, the pleasing task of addressing our friends again devolves upon us. In reviewing our past labours, we shall not, we are sure, be taxed with egotism, if we say that we have fully acted up to the pledge given in our second volume; indeed we may add with confidence, that the one now submitted to our friends has even outrivalled its predecessor: to this, the eulogiums of our correspondents, and the increasing sale of our miscellany, bear ample testimony. We refer our readers, with no trifling degree of satisfaction to the mass of original matter contained in the present volume; in this respect, no other work of its class can admit of comparison with the "OLIO.” In doing this, however, we must not omit the opportunity of thanking our numerous correspondents, whose various effusions have contributed not a little to lighten our labours. Neither must we forget to thank those, who, desirous of serving us, have forwarded articles which, upon reviewing, we could not receive into our columns. It is at all times painful to be compelled to reject the productions of any correspondent, but, in justice to ourselves and our friends, we must perform our duty without flinching.
We will now say a few words on the various portions
of our work.