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OR,

THE MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN CONSIDERED

WITH A VIEW TO

THEIR FUTURE CHARACTER.

BY

MISS APPLETON, AUTHOR OF PRIVATE EDUCATION, THE POOR GIRL'S HELP,

&c. &c. &c.

Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little.- Isaiah, xxviii, 9.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER,

AVE-MARIA-LANE.

HARVARD UNIVTT SITY
PRIUATE SCHOOL CF COUCATION

DES GUTMAN LIBRARY

Special Hollertions Nov, 22, 1921

LB1140 .A74 1821

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Si quid ex Pindari, Flaccive dictis fuerit interjeetum, splendet oratio ? et sordescit si quid e sacris Psalmis apte fuerit attextum An Libri Spiritus cælestis afflatu proditi sordent nobis præscriptis Homeri, Euripidis, aut Enni.-ERASMUS.

Is a discourse beautified by a quotation from Pindar and Horace ? And shall we think it blemished by a passage from the sacred Psalms aptly interwoven ? Do we despise the books which were dictated by the Spirit of God, in comparison of Homer, Euripides, and Ennius ?--ADVENTURER.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY COX AND BAYLIS,
CREAT QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S-INN-FIELDS.

TO

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE DUCHESS OF KENT.

MADAM,

When I first solicited of your Royal Highness the honour of being allowed to dedicate the following work to you, I sought to obtain the sanction of one, also, of whom it may truly be said, that he was the friend of the poor, the liberal patron of genius and merit, and the munificent promoter of every establishment for the improvement of society; whose aim, like that of the Princes and Legislators of antiquity, was to render the education of youth, from infancy, upward, a matter of public interest, and a concern, which the highest members of the State might honourably make their own.

But since that period, alas ! this beloved Prince, the private as well as public benefactor of thousands, 'is takenfrom us; and a grateful nation can now only cherish in memory those virtues, which it used

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