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LITTLE HERBERT'S

MIDSUMMER HOLIDAYS.

LITTLE HERBERT'S

MIDSUMMER HOLIDAYS

AND

THEIR AMUSEMENTS;

OR,

Conversations on

ORNITHOLOGY.

BY EMILY ELIZABETH WILLEMENT,

AUTHORESS OF

'A CATECHISM OF FAMILIAR THINGS,' CONVERSATIONS OF THE

HERBERT AND HIS MOTHER ON ZOOLOGY,' ETC.

NIET

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY F. G. SARGENT.

LONDON:

SIMPKIN, MARSHALL AND CO.

1850.

James Holmes, Took's-court, Chancery-lane, London.

PREFACE.

For a continuation of the subject of ZOOLOGY, as far as the Second Class, my young readers are in some measure prepared, a hint being given of such an intention at the close of the class Mammalia. I have therefore resumed with it, the narrative of Herbert, which opens at a new period of his exist

that of a school-boy,—in order to show how valuable and important are the benefits conferred on youth, by the early and affectionate instruction of a tender mother, who takes care to make the truths of religion, as found in the Holy Scriptures, the foundation stone and groundwork on which all other knowledge is built. The following pages are arranged on the same plan, and the incidents as much varied as possible, in order to heighten the interest, and convey instruction. With gratitude, therefore, for the favour hitherto extended to my former works, and the hope that it will be continued to the present also, I commit it to the perusal of my

ence

E. E. W.

young friends.

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