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SKETCHES FROM LIFE.
BY PETER PAUL PALLET.
THE THIRD EDITION;
NEPHEW OF THE DECEASED AUTHOR.
“ Let the gall’d jade wince;
Stat nominis umbra.
PRINTED FOR G. WILKIE AND J. ROBINSON,
FROM THE REGISTRY OF THE CONSISTORIAL PRE
ROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY.
Codicil to the Will of Zachary Goosequill, late of Grub
Street, St. Giles's, author deceased.
WHEREAS by my last will and Testament, bearing date the 1st of April last, (a day of the year in which I have always been accustomed to commence my literary works, and to transact matters of moment and importance,) I have given and be
I queathed all my goods, chattels, and credits, consisting, Ist, of the furniture of the garret which I inhabit in Grub-Street, St. Giles's; 2dly, of the arrears that shall
; or may be due to me at the time of my decease, from the weekly allowance made to me by the booksellers, to whose behoof I
have engaged my talents, as long as I shall live; and 3dly, of my chest of MS. papers, to my loving nephew Timothy Goosequill, of Petticoat Lane, journeyman-printer; now I do hereby declare, that the said bequest is not an absolute one, but subject to his performance of the conditions hereafter specified; that is to say, Imprimis, That he faithfully discharge all such of my funeral expences as cannot be included within the allowance made by the parish for my interment. 2dly, That he honestly liquidate any of my debts that may remain unpaid at the time of my decease; and which cannot be great or numerous, as no one, save Tom Treacle the chandler, has given me credit, since my removal from the attic to the garret in which I at present reside; and 3dly, That as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, he
, publish the third edition of the Bath Characters, a work which I printed last year, under the fictitious name of Peter Paul Pallet, and which he will find in
chest aforesaid prepared for the press, augment