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Art of Amusing
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BEING A COLLECTION OF GRACEFUL ARTS, MERRY GAMES, ODD
TRICKS, CURIOUS PUZZLES, AND NEW CHARADES. TOGETHER
WITH SUGGESTIONS FOR PRIVATE THEATRICALS,
TABLEAUX, AND ALL SORTS OF PARLOR
AND FAMILY AMUSEMENTS.

A VOLUME INTENDED TO AMUSE EVERYBODY AND ENABLE ALL TO AMUSE EVERYBODY
ELSE; THUS BRINGING ABOUT AS NEAR AN APPROXIMATION TO
THE MILLENNIUM AS CAN BE CONVENIENTLY
ATTAINED IN THE COMPASS OF
ONE SMALL VOLUME.

By FRANK BELLEW.

WITH NEARLY 150 ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR.

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Perhaps one of the great social faults of the American is, that he does not amuse himself enough, at least in a cheerful, innocent manner. We are never jolly. We are terribly troubled about our dignity. All other nations, the French, the German, the Italian, and even the dull English, have their relaxation, their merry-making; but we—why, a political or prayer-meeting is about the most hilarious affair in which we ever indulge. The French peasant has his ducas almost every week, when in some rustic.........................

 

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