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THE ROU É.
Were you, ye fair, but cautious whom ye trust,
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED BY J. AND J. HARPER, FOR
PHILADELPHIA, CAREY, LEA, AND CAREY, TOWAR AND HOGAN,
IS MOST RESPECTFULLY AND AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED
WHOSE CONDUCT AND INFLUENCE
AS THE BEST AND SUREST MEANS FOR
THE REFORMATION OF A
How many of the genuine feelings of human nature have been repressed and spoiled by the coldness of those outward forms which constitute so great a proportion of our educa. tion!
We enter into the world with buoyant feelings, fresh and " thick-coming fancies,” enthusiastic anticipation-with hearts and hands open to the impression and impulses of love, friendship, and generosity, and with a multitude of senses and passions, all promising pleasure in their pursuit and their gratification.
We feel the genuine tears of sympathy spring into our eyes at a tale of distress; and while
The world to our unpractised hearts
A flattering prospect shows;
we find our young pulses bounding with delight at the sight of beauty, and experience a thousand sensations which impel us to an intimate intercourse of hearts with our fellow-creatures ; and the first thing we are taught in life, is to unlearn