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ETON BUREAU.

Hæc quoque quæ facimus, judex mirabitur æquus

Scriptaque cum veniâ qualiacumque leget.

Ovid.

ÉTON:
INGALTON AND SON,

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.

1842.

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True, our adulation is as fulsome as of yore; but the public cannot complain, for the public is the subject of our panegyrics. Scarcely a book is published, in which the author does not "submit the following pages with the most humble deference to the opinion of the public," or declare (confiding patriot!) that he “relies for a favourable verdict upon the good sense and judgment, the exquisite taste, and unerring discernment of his liberal and enlightened countrymen.”

We place ourselves in the hands of no imperious patron; we truckle to no indiscriminating mob. When we dedicate the Eton Bureau to the whole body of Etonians, we

THE

E TON BUREAU.

No. I.

BENEVOLO LECTORI. S. D.

The flattery, to which authors in old time were wont to stoop, bas called forth many a sneer of virtuous contempt from this independent age. Great was their crime in venturing to eulogize the munificent prelate, or the princely baron, to whom their laborious works were dedicated. We avoid such personalities in this day of improvement. True, our adulation is as fulsome as of yore; but the public cannot complain, for the public is the subject of our panegyrics. Scarcely a book is published, in which the author does not “ submit the following pages with the most humble deference to the opinion of the public,” or declare (confiding patriot!) that he“ relies for a favourable verdict upon the good sense and judgment, the exquisite taste, and unerring discernment of his liberal and enlightened countrymen.”

We place ourselves in the hands of no imperious patron; we truckle to no indiscriminating mob. When we dedicate the Eton Bureau to the whole body of Etonians, we

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