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A SCHOOL HISTORY.
BY JOHN LORD, A.M.
A NEW EDITION, WITH THREE ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS, COMPREHENDING
PEACE OF VILLAFRANCA, IN 1859.
COPIOUS QUESTIONS FOR EXAMINATION.
HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.
223. C, 22.
PREFACE TO. THE FIRST EDITION.
In writing this History I have attempted to furnish, for the use of schools and families, a connected narrative of what is most vital in the events of the last three hundred years, avoiding both minute details and elaborate disquisitions.
If, in accomplishing this object, I have avoided the defects of those dry compendiums which are too often used for want of living histories, and have succeeded in enforcing those great moral truths which History ought to teach, this little work will, I doubt not, meet with that degree of attention which it may be regarded as meriting, and which a life devoted to historical composition may not unreasonably claim.
J. L. South Audley Street, London.
POSTSCRIPT TO THE NINTH THOUSAND.
The addition of three new chapters, completing the narrative to the Peace of Villafranca, will, it is hoped, render the History still more acceptable to Teachers, and be kindly accepted as an expression of gratitude for the favor with which the work has been received. The price of the book is unchanged.