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FOR THE CURIOUS

FROM THE

Harvest-Fields of Literature.

A MELANGE OF EXCERPTA,

COLLATED BY

C. C. „BOMBAUGH, A.M., M.D.

“So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned : and
it was about an ephah of barley."-Ruth 2:17.

"I have here made a nosegay of called flowers, and have brought nothing of my
own but the string that ties them.”—MONTAIGNH.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by

A. D. WORTHINGTON & Co. in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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1874

Prefatory.

I am not ignorant, ne unsure, that many there are, before whose sight this Book shall ande small grace, and lesse favour. So hard a thing it is to write or indite any matter, whatsoever it be, that should be able to sustaine and abide the bariable judgement, and to obtaine or winne the constant love and allowance of ebery man, especially if it containe in it any novelty or unwonted strangenesse.-RAYNALD's Woman's Book.

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