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338 i ETTEBfl OF i.ii'i:.

tided to the comfort of the sorrowful, and lb some measure to the (rood of all who shall read it." Pub- lie favor has been extended to it now tor almost

thirty years ; and among the many kind notices that greeted it, was a valued review from the ]»en of the honored Maria Edcfeworth.

1834.

18. " Tales and Essays for Children."

I have an idea that my zeal to come in contact with the mind in its earliest stages, outruns my ability. This little book of one hundred and twenty-eight pages helps to reveal how persistently I wrought in that field ; but every succeeding year has more fully convinced me that the power of indwelling with childish thought, and so harmonizing with its simplicity as to cheer and elevate it, such as Mrs. Barbauld and a few others have exhibited, is a rare and not readily attainable excel- lence.

1835.

19. " ZinzendoriF, and other Poems."

A visit to the Moravian establishments at Bethle- hem and Nazareth, during a tour in Pennsylvania, so impressed me with their moderated desires, systematic industry, and quiet, consistent piety, as to turn my attention to the life of the founder, and prompt me to

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