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WRITINGS

OF

DR. GEORGE W. BAGBY.

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RICHMOND:
WHITTET & SAEPPERSON, TENTH & MAIN STREETS.

1885.

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TO THE READER.

THE

THE eager demand for the first volume of the

WRITINGS OF Dr. Bagey and the very high favor with which it was received by the press and public were readily recognized by his literary executors as imposing on them the pleasant duty of continuing the publication. Accordingly, a second volume is here issued, the contents of which, like those of the first, are varied in subject and style, and without any particular method in arrangement, because no advantage was perceived in any attempt to classify the productions of a writer, one of whose characteristics-indeed, it may be said, one of whose charms—was a wide and ever-changing play of thought and expression. This may in part account for any inconsistencies of opinion or sentiment that the careful critic may note in this volume; but it should be remembered, in addition, that the period covered by these writings witnessed the occurrence

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