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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1834, by
JOHN ALLEN & CO. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
The design of this work is to furnish interesting and useful reading for children on the Sabbath day; it comprises familiar directions in regard to the manner in which the day should be observed, illustrations of the various moral and religious duties of children, practical expositions of scripture, with directions for studying it, and narratives and descriptions calculated to interest the youthful mind and promote its spiritual improvement.
The work consists in part of original matter, and in part of selections from such writings as are adapted to the purpose in view. In these selections, care has been taken, to draw from such sources as are not generally accessible to children, so that the whole volume will be in most cases new,
and the editors hope that it may render some aid at least to parents in their efforts to exert a proper influence over their children, and to find suitable and interesting employment for them on the sacred day.