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being larger, and having consequently cost a much greater sum; whilst in merit as works of art, he flatters himself they will be deemed superior. It will then, he hopes, be conceded that he has shown himself sensible of the patronage with which the Bijou has been honoured, by having used unremitting efforts, without reference to time, trouble, or expense, to render this volume deserving of increased favour; and so long as his exertions are thus stimulated, so long will his zeal be as ardently manifested to merit the kindness he has received : his aim being that each volume of THE Bijou may be eclipsed alone by its successor.

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