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CHOICE AND VARIED
PROSE AND POETRY,
ADAPTED TO THE CAPACITIES OF
JOHN W. S. HOWS,
AUTHOB OF “JUNIOR LADIES' READER," LADIES' READER,” “LADIES'
BOOK OF READINGS AND RECITATIONS," ETC., ETC., ETC.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864,
BY JOHN W. S. HOWS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Southern District of New York.
This little volume completes my series of "LADIES' READERS." No efforts have been spared to make it worthy of the especial favor bestowed on the previously issued volumes of the series.
My chief aim, in this compilation, has been to catch the fancy and engage the attention of juvenile pupils, for whom it is intended; and, thanks to the noble men and women of true genius, who have not thought it a compromise of their Authorial dignity to employ their talents for the amusement and instruction of the very young, I have been enabled to cull, from the large field of literature for children, a rare collection of pieces sufficiently attractive to lure young aspirants forward in their initiatory steps of learning; implanting also in their • minds useful information, and seeds that shall ripen into pure and healthy principles. Selections are given to suit the various grades of capacities found in children even of the same age; and for PROSE READING LESSONS