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ELEMENTS OF CHARACTER DRAWN FROM THE LIFE OF MARY LYON AND OTHERS,

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Author of " From Log Cabin to White House," The Pioneer Boy,"

George Washington," Tact, Push, and Principle," etc.

SEVENTH THOUSAND.

London:
HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCXCIII.

BUTLER & TANNER, THE Selwood PRINTING WORKS,

FROME, AND LONDON.

PREFACE.

THE

'HE favour with which this volume has been

received by the public, as indicated by the large sale of thirty thousand copies, leads the author to revise and enlarge it, and to send it forth with a new and better title.

The design of the book is to show girls how to succeed in life, and Mary Lyon is the leading character, around which are grouped a large number of incidents from the lives of other distinguished women, both for the purpose of illustrating certain elements of female character, and of making the book more attractive to the young. Miss Lyon possessed a rare combination of qualities, such as are indispensable to a high order of character, and which will secure a good degree of success to any girl who will really imitate her, whatever may be her sphere of effort. It is believed that girls, no less than boys, must possess certain elements of character, in order to succecd in their life-pursuits.

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Thicse elements are found in Mary Lyon and other women

to whom reference is made in these pages.

Much has been written for boys concerning the way to success, which Dr. Franklin said, Is plain as the way to the mill ;” but little has been written for girls on the subject. And yet girls are very generally invited now to the same occupations and professions; and many young women are filling with credit the most responsible positions in social and public life.

HOW TO SUCCEED in their chosen sphere is a legitimate and important proposition for girls to solve.

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