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THE

LONDON ENCYCLOPÆDIA.

VOL. XX.

SEDUCTION TO SPHERE.

TRAKSTS

J. Hoddon, Printer, Castle Street, London.

THE

LONDON ENCYCLOPÆDIA,

OR

UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY

SCIENCE, ART, LITERATURE, AND PRACTICAL MECHANICS,

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COMPRISING A

POPULAR VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE.

ILLUSTRATED BY

NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS, A GENERAL ATLAS,

AND APPROPRIATE DIAGRAMS.

Sic oportet ad librum, presertim miscellanei generis, legendum accedere lectorem, at solet ad conviviam convira
civilis. Convivator annititur omnibus satisfacere , et tamen si quid apponitur, quod hujus aut illius palato non
respondeat, et hie et ille nrbane dissimulant, et alia fercula probant, ne quid coatristent convivatorem,

Erasmus.
A reader should sit down to a book, especially of the miscellaneous kind, as a well-behaved visitor does to a ban-
quet. The master of the feast exerts híunself to satisfy his guests ; but if, after all his care and pains, something should
appear on the table that does not suit this or that person's taste, they politely pass it over without notice, and commend
other disbes, that they may not distress a kind host.

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BY THE ORIGINAL EDITOR OF THE ENCYCLOPÆDIA METROPOLITANA,

ASSISTED BY EMINENT PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER GENTLEMEN.

IN TWENTY-TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. XX.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE ;

SOLD BY N. HAILES, PICCADILLY; E. WILSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE; J. MASON, CITY ROAD;

BOWDERY & KERBY, OXFORD STREET :
GRIFFIN & co. GLASGOW : J. CUMMING, DUBLIN : M. BAUDRY, PARIS: F. FLEISCHER, LEIPSIC :
AND WHIPPLE & LAWRENCE, SALEM, NORTH AMERICA.

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