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Jack & Alice

a novel.

Is respectfully inscribed to Francis Williams AustenEsqr, Midshipman on board his Magesty's Ship the Perse--verance

 by his obedient humble  Servant The Author

Chapter the first

Mr Johnson was onceup on a time about53; in a twelvemonths afterwards he was54, which so much delighted him that hewas determined to celebrate his next Birth day by giving a Masquerade to his Children & Freinds. Accordingly on the Day he attained his 55th year ticketswere dispatched to all his Neighboursto that purpose. His acquaintance indeedin that part of the World were not verynumerous as they consisted only of Lady

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