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PRINTED FOR VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE, POULTRY;
J. HARRIS, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD; GALE ANU CURTIS,
The importance of education is a point so generally understood and confessed, that it would be of little use to attempt any new proof or illustration of its necessity and advantages.
" At a time when so many scheines of education have been projected, so many proposals offered to the public, so many schools opened for general knowledge, and so many lectures in particular sciences attended ; at a time when mankind seems peculiarly intent upon familiarizing the several arts, and when every age, sex, and profession, is invited to an acquaintance with those studies which were formerly supposed accessible only to such as had devoted themselves to literary leisure, and de. dicated their powers to philosophical enquiries; it seems rather requisite that an apology should be made for any further attempt to smooth a path so frequently beaten, or to recommend attainments so ardently pursued, and so officiously directed.