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Mezis Addums.

We have omitted to mention, heretofore, the publication in book form of these highly entertaining letters, the production of Dr. Bagby, well known to the literary public of Virginia and the South, and at present editor of the Southern Literary Messenger. In that

periodical they originally appeared; at once attracting and sustaining throughout the series a degree of attention quite unusual.--They abound in dry humor and caustic shrewdness of remark upon the manners of the day. There is a vein of irony running through them which betrays a habit of keen and close observation and a high relish for the ludicrous. No writer has succeeded so well in imitating the peculiar dialect of the uneducated classes of Virginia, which is entirely distinct from that of any other people of whom English is the vernacular. Mozie in his rough garb and uncouth speech is a philosopher upon whose homely common sense no claptrap or humbug can impose.

This book is a Virginia book in every sense of the word, and is eminently worthy of Virginia patronage. It is published by West & Johnston, and can be had, we presume, at any of the bookstores.

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