Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

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Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

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On the Thirty-first of March will be published, to be continued Monthly, price One Shilling, and completed in Twenty Parts, the First Number of 'THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY'; containing a faithful account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings, and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family. Edited by 'Boz.' And each Monthly Part embellished with two Illustrations by 'Phiz.'

Proclamation

Whereas we are the only true and lawful 'Boz.'

And whereas it hath been reported to us, who are commencing a New Work to be called--

'THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY,'

THAT some dishonest dullards, resident in the by-streets and cellars of this town, impose upon the unwary and credulous, by producing cheap and wretched imitations of our delectable Works.

And Whereas, we derive but small comfort under this injury, from the knowledge that the dishonest dullards aforesaid, cannot, by reason of their mental smallness, follow near our heels, but are constrained to creep along by dirty and little-frequented ways, at a most respectful and humble distance behind.

And Whereas, in like manner, as some other vermin are not worth the killing for the sake of their carcases, so these kennel pirates are not worth the powder and shot of the law, inasmuch as . . .

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