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TO THE JUVENILE READERS;
A SELECTION OF LESSONS IN PROSE AND POETRY,
FROM HIGHLY ESTEEMED
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH WRITERS.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES ;
AND TO IMPRESS THE MINDS OF YOUTH WITH
SENTIMENTS OF VIRTUE AND RELIGION.
BY LYMAN COBB
AUTHOR OF THE SPELLING-BOOK, SCHOOL DICTIONARY, JUVENILE
READERB, AND EXPLANATORY ARITHMETICK.
ATEREOTYPED BY REES, REDFIELD. AND RIPLEY ....NOW YORK
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,
NO, 82 CLIFF-STREET,
[“Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by LYMAN COBB, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.”]
The favour shown by the publick to the “ Juvenile Readers,” has encouraged the Compiler to hope, that the present volume will be deemed worthy of attention.
In forming this compilation, the object has been to preserve the same chaste attention to the morals of youth as in the former works. The materials have been taken from the most admired and elegant writers; and the pieces are generally more extended, and contain a greater variety of style and composition. It is, therefore, presumed, that this work will form a proper " Sequel to the Juvenile Readers;" and will be calculated to allure the tender mind to the love of knowledge, and the practice of virtue and religion; to inform the understanding, and please the imagination; to warm the opening bosom with social and benevolent affections, to inculcate the several duties and principles of morality, and thereby improve, both in private families and in schools, the highest class of young readers. It is well known, that the influence of school exercises, in the formation of young minds, is very great; and, perhaps, that influence does not operate with more force in any department of education than through the medium of lessons for exercise in reading. Chastity of thought, and purity of diction, have, therefore, been objects of the Compiler's peculiar attention.