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E L E M E N T S

OF

USEFUL KNOWLEDGE:

Comprehending, among other interesting Particulars,

SHORT SYSTEMS OF

ASTRONOMY, MYTHOLOGY, CHRONOLOGY,

AND RHETORIC;

WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE

TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF LOUIS XVI.

AND OF

THE LATE TRANSACTIONS IN FRANCE.

To be read in Turns with such approved Selections as are generally -

used in Schools; and to be chiefly committed to Memory.

BY THE REV. F. ADAMS, A. M.
AUTHOR OF THE ELEMENTS OF READING AND LECTION IS

SELECTÆ

Sweet is the Talk to rear the tender Mind,

And teach the young Idea how to shoot.
The taking a taste of every Sort of Knowledge is necessary to form
the Mind, and is the only way to give the Understanding its due
Improvement to the full Extent of its Capacity. LOCKE.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR B, LAW AND SON, AVE-MARIA LANE,

· 1793

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IN N our intercourle withi die world, general know

ledge is a great recommendation. It gives mankind a favourable opinion of the understanding of those who possess it, and is the source of much satisfaction. To lay the foundation of such knowledge, in early youth, is therefore, highly necessary, as well as to take every future opportunity of raising the superstructure.

To promote the culture of the mind is the design of the following performance ; and the author fatters himself, that the perusal of it will give young people a true relish for useful and polite literature. Perhaps, no book of the same fize, contains a greater variety of important information to youth of both sexes.

CON.

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