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WE require three sticks and a half. Please do it while the boy waits.
Something like this sort of demand has. from time to time called the following papers into existence. They were for the most part written on the spur of the moment, and while the printer's boy waited, to fill hungry columns or pages. They are now collected as specimens of a process which may be described as thinking in ink. If they were worth writing, they may perhaps be worth reading. That they will be so regarded by, at least, one of my readers I am assured, and to her I offer this little volume as a tribute of affection and esteem.