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THE

FAMILY MONITOR

FOR 1831.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

1831.

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREBT,

STRAND.

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On sending forth our first number of the Family Monitor,” it may be as well to declare our principles, and consequently those on which this monthly publication will be conducted. Let it be said, then, that they are strictly those of the Church of England, of which we are members; and that it is our earnest wish to uphold that venerable establishment, and to inculcate religious feelings in unison with that sober piety which breathes throughout its incomparable Liturgy. Warmly attached to our King, and sincerely grateful for the blessings we enjoy under our admirable Constitution, we shall do our best to promote his honour, and every thing that may tend to make our readers good citizens of this world, while we would faín lead them to a better! Our grand object will be the religious instruction and improvement of servants, and of those to whom the perusal of unobjectionable matter, and wholesome advice, may be advantageous; at the same time, we trust,—that by introducing judicious and varied selections, some original articles, together with domestic hints and suggestions,—our pages will not be unworthy of being read by every member of those families who may think proper to adopt it. In justice to ourselves we think it proper to add, that the present number can hardly be called a fair cimen of the manner in which this publication will be conducted, but rather a plan of its intended nature; as the projector, from unavoidable circumstances, has been unable to give it the

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