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Dost thou love life-then do not squander TIME,
P R E FAC E.
The object of this work is to inculcate a me- . thod of deriving the utmost possible advantage from Time, and consequently of living to better purpose than the great majority of mankind, who waste, often wilfully, or from indolence, thoughtlessness, or incapacity, many hours, days, months, and even years, and then, with the strangest inconsistency, complain of the shortness of human life.
As the fruit of his own experience, the author presents this work to the public, and especially to parents and the heads of families; to those who are engaged in the important duty of cultivating and training the youthful mind; and to such young persons as begin to feel the value of time,