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Page 354 - I have not education enough to appreciate the profound works of voluminous historians; and if I had, I have no time to read them. But your series of Histories gives me, in brief compass, just that knowledge of past men and events which I need. I have read them with the greatest interest. To them I am indebted for about all the historical knowledge I have.
Page 354 - The successive volumes of the series, though they each contain the life of a single individual, and constitute thus a distinct and independent work, follow each other, in the main, in regular historical order, and each one continues the general narrative of history down to the period at which the next volume takes up the story ; so that the whole series...
Page 352 - WILLIE AND THE MORTGAGE : showing How Much may be Accomplished by a Boy. THE STRAIT GATE; or, The Rule of Exclusion from Heaven. VOL. II. THE LITTLE LOUVRE; or, The Boys' nnd Girls
Page 352 - HARPER'S STORY BOOKS. A Series of Narratives, Biographies, and Tales, for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Young. By JACOB ABBOTT. Embellished with more than One Thousand beautiful Engravings. Square 4to, complete in 12 large Volumes, or 36 small ones.