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MODERN AUTHORS :
FOR THE USE OF THE HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS,
AND FOR YOUNG PERSONS GENERALLY.
BY MRS. GETHING,
PRINTED BY J. WILSON, MARKET-PLACE,
PUBLISHED BY MESSRS. WHITTAKER AND CO.,
AVE-MARIA LANE, LONDON.
A POPULAR writer observes, with regard to school publications, “ It may
“ It may be fairly doubted whether the learner's progress is not apt to be retarded by the constant recurrence of the same lessons, and whether a wider range in his juvenile exercises might not afford additional facilities for forming his taste and strengthening his understanding."
Knowing, by experience, the truth of this observation; and wishing to add to that variety in reading lessons, which tends so materially to interest the young, as well as to make them acquainted with many authors to whose merits they might otherwise remain strangers, this . Selection' is now presented to teachers : it is not designed to supersede other class books, but to form an accompaniment to them.
Every work from which extracts have been made in this volume, may, with perfect confidence, be put into the hands of young persons ; indeed it has been a principal object with the compiler not even to refer to any author, whose writings might, in any way, prove injurious to their taste, sentiments, or morality.
From “ Derry," a tale, &c., by Charlotte Elizabeth, considerable extracts have been made, which are here respectfully acknowledged: this is a deeply interesting work, and well worthy careful attention.
Notwithstanding great care, several typographical errors have escaped observation, which, it is hoped, will be candidly excused.