A Fable for Critics

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A Fable for Critics  (1848) 
by James Russell Lowell

First published anonymously in 1848, its full title is A Fable for Critics; or, better, A Glance at a Few of Our Literary Progenies from the Tub of Diogenes; A Vocal and Musical Medley, that is, a Series of Jokes

FABLE FOR CRITICS.

Reader! wake up at once (it will soon be too late) and buy
at a perfectly ruinous rate

A

FABLE FOR CRITICS;

OR

Better—
I like, as a thing that the reader's first fancy way strike,
an old fashioned title-page,
such as presents a tabular view of the volume's contents—

A GLANCE

AT A FEW OF OUR LITERARY PROGENIES

(Mrs. Malaprop's word)

FROM

THE TUB OF DIOGENES;

THAT IS;

A SERIES OF JOKES

By A Wonderful Qufs,

who accompanies himself with a rub-a-dub-dub, full of spirit and
grace on the top of the tub
.

SET FORTH IN

October, the 21st day, in the year '48

BY

G. P. PUTNAM, BROADWAY.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848, by
George P. Putnam,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of
New-York.


Contents (not listed in original)

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.