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PLBASANO PAGOS

FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE;

OR,

Book of Home Education and Entertainment.

BY

S. PROUT NEWCOMBE.

66 PLEASANT WORDS ARE AS AN HONEYCOMB,99

PROV. XVI. 24.

Mitt Numerous Mlustrations.

BOSTON: GOULD AND LINCOLN, 59 Washington Street.

1853.

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AMERICAN EDITION.

PUBLISHERS' ADVERTISEMENT.

THE pages which are here reproduced for the pleasure and profit of young people in America are, as the title indicates, intended as an aid to HOME EDUCATION. They require the agency of the parent or teacher to make them most profitable, though well fitted, without such assistance, to interest and benefit young readers. Designed for English pupils, they contain some things peculiar to that country, and of course will seem somewhat foreign to our thought and observation ; but yet they are of such an unimportant nature, being confined almost entirely to simple modes of expression, as not at all to detract from its interest or usefulness to the American reader.

The work belongs to a class of books, now happily less rare than they were a few years ago, which aim rather to reconcile pleasure with useful instruction than merely to mingle them. A necessary quality of such a book is, that the information communicated shall be authentic, the scientific expositions accurate, the moral

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