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EFACE.

arked aversion in the minds of the
more advanced in life, to pursue
be freely granted.

any real disinclination to the com-
es more than to any other school
so readily admitted.

any dealings with the young must
are not unwilling to devote a little
iring information, and are not with-
se in any pursuit, if they can but

or be interested therein.

is strongly marked—in some more

it exists in all, and is far from being
me would seem to think ; and though
as to produce unsparing application,
, Is it not fully proportioned to the
gth of the young, greater, far greater,

PREFACE.

THAT there exists a marked aversion in the minds of the young, and even in those more advanced in life, to pursue grammatical studies, must be freely granted.

That there is, however, any real disinclination to the commencement of such studies more than to any other school employment, can not be so readily admitted.

Those who have had any dealings with the young must, have observed, that they are not unwilling to devote a little time and trouble in acquiring information, and are not without a fixedness of purpose in any pursuit, if they can but comprehend the matter, or be interested therein.

Curiosity in children is strongly marked-in some more than in others, but still it exists in all, and is far from being so small a matter as some would seem to think; and though it may not be so vivid as to produce unsparing application, we are disposed to ask, Is it not fully proportioned to the time of life and strength of the young, greater, far greater,

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