Excerpt from Tales of the Good Woman, Vol. 1 The stories which I have included under the general title of Tales of The Good Woman were published in several books, between thirty and forty years ago; and some of the shorter ones, perhaps, in magazines or annuals, before finding place between the boards of a volume. All of the longer ones - that is to say, Dyspepsy, The Azure Hose, The Politician, and The Dumb Girl - as I learn from the Advertisement of the Publishers in 1836, were intended to have been covered by the above designation, and to have been prefaced by the Memoir of the unkwn author which will be found herein-after. The first volume of tales was published in 1829, with the title-page designed; the second, brought out in 1830, in consequence of it happening that a work was just at the time republished here with a similar title, was styled Chronicles of the City of Gotham, and had a separate introduction, in the shape of a petition addressed to the municipal authorities of that mythical town. All of these stories are full of little personal reminiscences, or touches of autobiography, modified and worked up by Mr. Paulding, to suit his purpose for the time being. The farm, in Dyspepsy, came to him through his wife. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.