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“Bind not thy light-desiring eyes below-
There thy own shadow waits upon thee ever!
The shadeless sun rewards thy weak endeavour.
AND PATERNOSTER ROW.
HER EARLY AND ESTEEMED FRIEND,
THE LADY ROBERT MONTAGU,
The followiug Pages
ARE AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED, BY
LONDON, July, 1854.
In venturing to bring before the public the following little Work, the Authoress feels herself in need of the greatest indulgence from all who may feel inclined to read it. The very kind encouragement she has received from friends has induced her to print it, in the hope that it may be pleasing and useful to the young; and it may not be uninteresting to them to know, that the writer's primary object was that of rendering it so to a young sister of her own.
She has endeavoured, from serious conviction, to expose the dangerous fascinations of the prevailing error of the day—in other words, Puseyism, as it is so termed—and with the earnest desire to show forth gospel truth in its simple beauty; in the firm persuasion that every talent should be devoted to the glory and praise of Him from whom alone they