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RE COLLECTION S.

BY

SAMUEL ROGERS.

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NOTICE BY THE EDITOR.

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HE Recollections which form the

contents of the present volume

were left by Mr. Rogers in manuscript, but in a state which showed they were intended for publication. It

appears that from his first entering into Society he noted down the conversation or remarks of those among his intimate friends in whose company he took the greatest pleasure; and subsequently, as these notes increased, and he felt they might become generally interesting, he proceeded, from time to time, to extract and collect those parts which he thought most worthy of perusal by others.

In some cases the selection of the materials, though begun by him, was left incom

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