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me in opinion that the fine exterior of a book has the same bearing on its contents that graceful manners have upon character, this one was uncommonly well executed for the times. A second and third edition were called for, and another simultaneously appeared in London.


16. " Poetry for Children."

This little book of one hundred and two pages, whose title reveals its object, was prepared with the belief that truths wrapped in rhyme may be made a powerful adjunct in early training, wakening the intel- lect, softening the heart, and imprinting lessons on the memory which time fails to efface. " Mother Goose's Melodies " have, however, so long held priority in the nursery, that it might be scarcely possible to make ausdit of a sentimental or serious character their com- petitor.


17. " Select Poems."

A collection of the more popular poems which had appeared during several years in various periodicals, with an admixture of new ones, was brought out in a neat volume of three hundred and thirty-eight pages, by publishers in the City of Brotherly Love. My con- secrating prayer to Him who is able to make even weak things efficacious, was that it " might be sanc-


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