Anecdotical Olio

Anecdotical Olio : Being a Collection of Literary, Moral, Religious, and Miscellaneous Anecdotes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Anecdotical Olio: Being a Collection of Literary, Moral, Religious, and Miscellaneous Anecdotes Anecdo'res are common property. Their usefulness, if judiciously selected, is admitted by all. They constitute em phatically the pleasing art of instruction in science, morals, and religion. There is a large mass of anecdotes in the world, but it is a lamentable fact that a great proportion of them is from the witty vulgar and profane, while here and there a bright gem is found. To cull and arrange judicious ly is no small task. To accomplish this, no necessary la hour or expense has been spared. Our only apology for uh dertaking the work is, that it appeared to us providential while such a work, important in itself, seemed to be greatly needed by the community. We are fully aware that this is an age of criticism; but while some are pleased with no pro duction except their own, many, we hope, will, by a careful perusal of this, be interested and profited. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 410 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 544g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 69 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243194455
  • 9780243194452