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are shown as excmplifying them. To these have been added all those fables of AEsop and others which are most remarkable for their happy bearing on the important points of human conduct. While chiefly depending on these narrative illustrations for the means of impressing the nature, the beauty, and the good effects of each virtue, a definition or explanation of that virtue is also given, generally, it is hoped, in such terms as, with a little help from a teacher or parent, may be found within the capacity of the learner. Further, that nothing may be wanting to give the principle itself the desirable force, a series of appropriate passages from Scripture is usually given in conclusion.

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