SHAVING OF SHAGPAT.
AN ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENT.
CHAPMAN AND HALL. 193, PICCADILLY.
JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR, LITTLE QUEEN STREET,
LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.
It has seemed to me that the only way to tell an Arabian Story was by imitating the style and manner of the Oriental Story-tellers. But such an attempt, whether successful or not, may read like a
translation: I therefore think it better to prelude this Entertainment by an avowal that it springs from no Eastern source, and is in every respect an original Work.
December 8, 1855.