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CROKERIANA:

OR,

"familiar Epistles."

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REPUBLISHED AND DEDICATED

TO

TRINITY COLLEGE.

Dublin,

1818.

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DA536 (94.cz 1818 MARIN

DEDICATION

Lo Lrinity College,

DUBLIN.

THE following pages are dedicated to you, because they relate to the efforts, the acts, and the defeat, of a body of men who have shown themselves no ordinary practitioners in the arts of political intrigue. They will be a warning to every succeeding Adventurer not to disturb the repose of youth, or invade the seat of science, however greatly he may be tempted by the selfish offers of those persons who should have been the most anxious to preserve their sanctuary inviolate.

The public mistook your character ; they conceived that you were a grave a reverend body of men, retired from the busy scenes and cares of the world, and occupied solely with the instruction and education of youth. You have undeceived them ;-by your own hands the mask has been re

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