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CIVIL, MORAL, SENTIMENTAL AND RELIGIONS

SUDJECTS:
Selected from the Writings of near one huil-
dred of the best Authors of different
Nations ; but chiefly from the

English Writers.

INTENDED AS A

REPOSITORY

OF

SENTENTIOUS, INGENIOUS, AND PERTINENT

SAYINGS,

IN VERSE AND PROSE:

To which Youth may have. cecourge upon any

particular Topic : and by wbich they may
be taught to think justly, write correctly
and elegantly, and speak with proprietý.

HARTFORD:
Printed for and Sold by OLIVER D. Cooku,

1803.
LINCOLN & GLEASON, PRINTERS.,

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INTRODUCTION.

AT a time when the thirst for knowledge is so universal, that it is sought after by all ranks of people ; through its most intricate windings, and mazy labyrinths, it is not to be wondered at, that books of science and polite literature are published in such abundance, and that they meet with that reception and encouragement, from a liberal-minded public, which their noble design requires, and which their intrinsic merit demands.

The design of this publication is not merely to amuse ; but rather, in, an engaging, diversified, and pleasing manners to attract the attention—imperceptibly gain the affections and draw the soul to a love of visue, (by delineating her in her most attractive and alluring dress) from whence. arises the

spring of all great, neble, and getreron's actions --To inculcate a sincere detestation of every species of vice, by an exposition of the malevolentalfections of the mind, as well in their softer, as in their more glaring, or aggravated colors.

The above, though not the least, is not the chief intention of this selection. The art of thinking justly, speaking pertinently, and writing with correctness, ease, elegance, and precision upon any subject, has ever been

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