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FOR TEACHERS WHO WOULD USE THESE LESSONS.
This book is intended principally to be used by teachers, for children of from ten to fifteen years. The same work can hardly be made suitable for children to study by themselves, and also for their instruction by a teacher. For this latter purpose I think it should rather be what was originally meant by a text book; it should be suggestive, and should consist of topics which might open the child's mind to further inquiry and instruction, and by means of which the instructer might communicate collateral and analagous truths.
I have endeavored to accomplish this object, by stating only the most common and well known principles of the New Church; for they are necessarily of the most elementary and general character, and the teachers are most likely to be well acquainted with them. I have also selected, as far as I could, in every case, truths and illustrations