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FOR

Y O UNG PERSONS

IN

HU M B L E LIFE:

CALCULATED

To promote their improvement

IN THE ART OF READING ; IN VIRTUE AND. PIETY ;

And, particularly,

IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DUTIES PECULIAR TO THEIR STATIONS.

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Printed by Thomas Wilson and Sons, High-Ousegate;

FOR LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS, LONDON ;

AND FOR WILSON AND SONS, YORK.

1842.

Price, in boards, 4s.

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TO THE POOR,

AND TO

THEIR ENLIGHTENED FRIENDS,

THIS LITTLE VOLUME,

DESIGNED

TO PROMOTE VIRTUE AND HAPPINESS

IN HUMBLE LIFE,

IS AFFECTIONATELY

AND RESPECTFULLY

INSCRIBED,

BY THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

To assist young persons in humble life, in attaining the art of reading; and, at the same time, to impress on their minds, moral and religious principles, and especially a knowledge and love of their peculiar duties; are the objects of the present publication. It is formed on the plan of various works, designed for the instruction and amusement of young persons, in the upper walks of life; particularly Murray's elegant and highly instructive Selections of Lessons for reading, both in English and in French : that plan seeming best adapted to afford the young reader, a varied, gradual, and complete exercise in reading. And the compiler trusts, that, like those Selections, it will be found entitled to approbation, for strict regard to purity of sentiment, propriety of expression, and neatness of typography.

It has been the wish and endeavour of the author, to adapt the Lessons, throughout, to the intelligence, and the taste, of young persons whose circumstances do not allow of their receiving a liberal education, or going through an extensive course of reading. The language is simple ; and as easy as the different subjects treated of, would admit. The book abounds with popular senti

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