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OR,

ENTERTAINING DIALOGUES,

BETWEEN PERSONS EMINENT FOR

VIRTUE AND MAGNANIMITY.

THE CHARACTERS DRAWN

FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY.

Designed as

Lessons of Morality

FOR

YOUTH.

BY PRISCILLA WAKEFIELD.

THE SEVENTH EDITION,

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR HARVEY AND DARTON,

GRACECHURCH-STREET.

C

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PREFACE.

Long experience has shown the utility of exhibiting the principles of moral virtue, under the impressive form of example, by selecting, from the page of history, the most striking events in the lives of those who have obtained the esteem of their contemporaries, and the veneration of posterity, by their superior merit.

The human mind, though too liable to deviate in practice from the standard of rectitude implanted in the bosom of each individual, is nevertheless, whilst uncorrupted by erroneous opinions, formed to the love of virtue; and so forcible the effect of the natural admiration of what is truly excellent, when strengthened by the interesting combination of narrative and character, that the influence of such impressions, in forming

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