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THE object for which PLEASANT PAGES was written was stated, in the Preface of Vol. I., to be the formation of moral and intellectual habits in the rising generation. The Author finds, on looking over his work, that two of the fourteen courses of instruction proposed for this object have not been completed. One, the PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, was given up because it was found that the subject was not well adapted for conversational lessons without the aid of a globe suitable maps.
The other course, the T'OREIGN GEOGRAPHY, was found impracticable ; for it would have occupied more space than PLEASANT PAGES could afford. The other courses of instruction consist of MORAL LESSONS, BIOGRAPHY, NATURAL HISTORY, BOTANY, OBJECT LESSONS, ENGLISH HISTORY, ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY, GRAMMAR,, DRAWING, ARITHMETIC, POETRY, and MUSIC.
The Author does not claim much originality for this work; it is little more than a compilation. He has, therefore, great pleasure in acknowledging that a large proportion of the matter in the lessons Natural Science is derived from Dr. Carpenter's popular
works on Zoology, Physiology, and Botany. To those
It is also a source of gratification to the Author
It was the intention of the Author to issue, imme-