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LACKIN GTON'S

CONFESSIONS,

RENDERED INTO NARRATIVE.

TO WHICH ABE ADDED

OBSERVATIONS

ON THE

BAD CONSEQUENCES OF EDUCATING DAUGHTERS

AT

BOARDING-SCHOOLS.
By ALLAN MACLEOD, Esq.

"It is not much of any writer that is excellent."

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR B. CROSBY AND CO. STATIONERS'-COURT,
PATERNOSTER-ROW,
By James Swan, 76, Fleet Street.

1804.

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PREFACE

THE NARRATIVE EDITION

OF THE

CONFESSIONS OF LACKINGTON.

In a preface, utterly barren of matter to engage, much more detain, the attention of the general reader,'Mr. Lackington announces to mankind the vast work of his own regeneration. His Memoirs had exhibited him in the character of an infidel; his confessions represent him as newborn. He here denominates himself a Methodist; one of a people, whose simple manners, honest lives, and generous beaevolence he had wantonly aspersed in his other works. No body can know to what extent Mr. Lackington is the dupe of his own inconstant fancy in all this; and not knowing, no Christian at least, will run before the public voice, to denounce him to the world, aseither an apostate, a coxcomb, or a fool; though in

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