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HOMELY READINGS

ON

HOMELY SUBJECTS,

WITH

Poetry, Maxims, Auecdotes, and Counsels,

(Original and Selected,)

BY THE AUTHOR OF "WORDS OF CONSOLATION.

If happiness has not her seat

And centre in the breast,
We may be rich, or wise, or great,

But never can be blest."

LONDON:
WILLIAM MACIN SH,

24, PATERNOSTER Row.

OTH PREFACE.

THE following pages are written for the humbler classes of society, who are engaged in daily toil. The author desires to be simple and practical. His object is to show that the cultivation of good habits, and the practice of home virtues, are sure to bring happiness and pleasure.

Being printed in large type, it is hoped that “Homely Readings" will prove acceptable to all who are interested in providing Literature for the poor. They are considered suitable for

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