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SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES OF PIETY

AND VIRTUE.

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By LINDLEY AU R'RAY,
AUTHOR OF “ ENGSSÅ: GTAMMIK” ADAPTED TO THE

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PRINTED FOR LONGMAN AND REES, NO. 39, PATERNOSTER.
ROW, LONDON; SOLD ALSO BY DARTON AND HARVEY, NO. 55,
GRACECHURCH-STREET : AND BY WILSON,

SPENCE, AND MAWMAN, YON K.

1799.

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PREFACE.

MANY lelections of excellent matter have lately been made for the benefit of young persons. Performances of this kind are of so great utility, that fresh productions of them, and new attempts to improve the young mind, will scarcely be deemed superfluous, if the writer make his compilation instructive and interesting, and sufficiently distinct from others.

The present work, as the title expresses, aims at the attainment of three objects: to improve youth in the art of reading; to meliorate their language and sentiments; and 20 incula le lozie of thre most important principles of pietý änd virtue.

The pieces selected, not only give exercise to a great variety of emotions, und ihe correspondent tones and variations of voice, but contain fentences and members of sentences, which are diversified, proportioned, and pointed with accuracy. Exercises of this nature are, it is presumed, well calculated to teach youth to read with propriety and effect. A felection of sentences, in which variety and proportion, with exact punctuation, have been carefully observed, in all their parts as well as with respect to one another, will probably have a much greater effect, in properly teaching the art of reading, than is commonly imagined.

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