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YOUNG AMERICA IN LITERATURE 345

demand it. Your fame is now in its finest nap. Now—before the gloss is off now is the time for the library form. We have recently received an invoice of Chamois——Russia leather. The library form should be a durable form. We respectfully offer to dress your amazing productions in the library form. If you please, we will transmit you a sample of the cloth——we mean a sample-page, with a pattern of the leather. We are ready to give you one-tenth of the profits (less discount) for the privilege of arraying your wonderful productions in the library form :—you cashing the seamstresses'——printer's and binder's bills on the day of publication. An answer at your earliest convenience will greatly oblige,—

'Sir, your most obsequious servants,
'WONDER & WEN.'

'P.S.—We respectfully submit the enclosed block—sheet, as some earnest of our intentions to do everything in your behalf possible to any firm in the trade.

'N.B.—If the list does not comprise all your illustrious wardrobe——works, we mean——, we shall exceedingly regret it. We have hunted through all the drawers——magazines.

'Sample of a coat——title for the works of Glendinning :

THE

COMPLETE WORKS

OF

GLENDINNING,

AUTHOR OF

That world-famed production, 'The Tropical Summer : a Sonnet.
'The Weather: a Thought.' 'Life: an Impromptu.' 'The
late Reverend Mark Oraceman : an Obituary.' ' Honour :
a Stanza.' ' Beauty : an Acrostic.' 'Edgar :
an Anagram.' ' The Pippin : a Paragraph.'
&c. &c. &c. &c.
&c. &c. &c.
&c. &c.'
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