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PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

PATERNOSTER ROW ;

AND R. HUNTER, SUCCESSOR TO J. JOHNSON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

1819.

Bensley and Son, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

Published for the Use of Children and

Young People.

By J. AIKIN, M. D.

I. The Calendar of Nature. Price ls.
II. The Arts of Life.

1. Of Providing Food.
2. Of Providing Clothing.

3. Of Providing Shelter. Price 2s. III, Letters from a father to his Son, on various Topics

relative to Literature and the Conduct of Life.

2 Vols. 12s. in boards. IV. England Delineated; or, a Geographical Description of

England and Wales, with outline Maps of the

Counties. 8s. bound. V. Letters to a Young Lady on reading a Course of English

Poetry. 6s. boards.

By Mrs. BARBAULD.

I. Lessons for Children. Four Parts. 2s.
II. Hymns for Children. ls.

By ARTHUR AIKIN.
The Calendar of Nature enlarged. 3s. bound.

By R. L. and MARIA EDGEWORTH. I. Early Lessons for Children. Ten Parts. 5s. II. The Parent's Assistant; or, Stories for Children.

6 Vols. 12s. III. Moral Tales for Young People. 3 Vols. 12s. bound. IV. Poetry explained, for the same. 2s. 6d.

INTRODUCTION.

The mansion-house of the pleasant village of Beechgrove was inhabited by the family of FAIRBORNE, consisting of the master and mistress, and a numerous progeny of children of both sexes. Of these, part were educated at home under their parents' care, and part were sent out to school. The house was seldom unprovided with visitors, the intimate friends or relations of the owners, who were entertained with cheerfulness and hospitality, free from ceremony and parade. They formed, during their stay, part of the family; and, were ready to concur with Mr. and Mrs. Fairborne in any little domestic plan for varying their amusements, and particularly for promoting the instruction and entertainment of the younger part

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