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BY THE LATE

LAMAN BLANCHARD:

Uith a Memoir of the Author,

BY

SIR EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON, BART.

EMBELLISHED WITH A PORTRAIT, AFTER A DRAWING BY DANIEL MACLISE, R.A.,
AND SEVERAL WOOD ENGRAVINGS, FROM DESIGNS BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK,

KENNY MEADOWS, AND FRANK STONE.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,

GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

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A QUARREL with some Old Acquaintances

That Two Heads are Better than One
That a Burnt Child often Dreads the Fire.
That Good Wine needs no Bush
That Old Birds are not to be Caught with Chaff
That what Everybody Says must be True
That Nobody Knows where the Shoe Pinches so well as he

who Wears it.
That you should take care of the Pence, and the Pounds will

take care of themselves
There's no Smoke without some Fire
Praise the Bridge that carries you over
Second Thoughts are Best
Plain-dealing is a Jewel
A Bird in the Hand is worth Two in the Bush
Like Father like Son
Never Meddle with that which concerns you not
Every one thinks his own Geese Swans
Fine Feathers make Fine Birds .
Where there's a Will there's a Way
A Still Tongue makes a Wise Head
A great Fortune is a great Slavery
A Guilty Conscience needs no Accuser
Jack will never make a Gentleman
Beggars must not be Choosers
The Foremost Dog catches the Hare
Birds of a Feather flock together

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To most of those who

have mixed generally with the men who, in our day, have chosen literature as their profession, the name of Laman Blanchard brings recollections of peculiar tenderness and regret. Amidst a career which the keenness of anxious rivalry renders a sharp probation to the temper and the affections, often yet more embittered by that strife of party, of which, in a Representative Constitution, few men of letters escape the eager passions and the angry prejudice- they recal the memory of a competitor, without envy ; a partisan, without gall; firm, as the firmest, in the maintenance of his own opinions; but gentle as the gentlest in the judgment he passed on others.

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