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with approbation at the hands of those who believe that education is the formation of the man, i.e. the cultivation of the mental powers, and the training of the heart; and not mere instruction in secular knowledge. In selecting the religious lessons, I have chiefly confined myself to our duties towards God and man, because these topics seem most fitting for boys to learn. And I would fain hope, that the volume will be found an acceptable addition to our present stock of school books, as well as an entertaining and useful one for families.

W. B. F.

CHRIST'S HOSPITAL, LONDON,

March, 1848.

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The Idler 33

The Dying Swan .

From the German 35

Gelaleddin of Bassora

The Idler 36

A Lesson from Nature .

Churchman's Companion 39

The Rhine

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Henry de Nemours; or, Fraternal Affection Sharpe's Mag. 43

The Emperor of Rome and his Three Daugbters

Evenings with the Old Story Tellers 47

DESCRIPTIVE GEOGRAPHY.

The Desert of Suez

Moscow before the Conflagration

Earthquake at Calabria .

The Giant's Causeway

Ice- Islands and Icebergs of Spitzbergen

Pompeii and Herculaneum .

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Dr. Clarke 54

Goldsmith 55

Clarke 58

Goldsmith 61

Taylor 62

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