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J.H. 1825.

JUVENILE ESSAYS

WHICH OBTAINED

13!". THE PRIZES

PROPOSBD

BY THE PROPRIETOR

OF

THE TEACHER'S OFFERING ;

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

An Introduction,

BY THE

REV, H. F. BURDER, M. A.

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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR FRANCIS WESTLEY,
10, STATIONERS' COURT AND AVE MARIA LANE;

AND SOLD BY
c. J. WESTLEY AND Q. TYRRELL, LOWER BACKVILLE STREET,

DUBLIN,

1825.

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PREFACE.

In the May number of the Teacher's OFFERING the Editor announced to the friends and supporters of that little work the following Prizes, for the best written papers on the undermentioned subjects, with a view to excite a laudable emulation in the minds of his juvenile readers.

FIRST PRIZE.

A pair of the best TWELVE-INCH GLOBEs, for the best Essay ON SACRED GEOGRAPHY.

For the second best Essay on the same subject : A set of THE BEAUTIES OF DWIGHT, 4 vols. handsomely bound.

SECOND PRIZE.

DodDRIDGES'S EXPOSITION OF THE New TesTAMENT ; 6 vols. 8vo. elegantly bound, for the best ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND DESIGN OF OUR BLESSED Saviour's Mission ON EARTH.

For the second best Essay on the same subject, THE CHRISTIAN FATHER'S PRESENT TO HIS CHILDREN, by the Rev. J. A. JAMĖS: 2 vols. handsomely bound.

THIRD PRIZE.

JONES'S BIBLICAL CYCLOPÆDIA, OR DICTIONARY OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ; in 2 vols. 8vo. elegantly bound, for the best Account OF THE FULFILMENT OF THE PROPHECIES IN THE DESTRUCTION of either of the following cities : NINEVEH, BABYLON, or JERUSALEM.

For the second best Essay on the same subject, Wilks's CHRISTIAN's BIOGRAPHICAL DicTIONARY, 1 vol. handsomely bound.

The Essays to be subject to the following

CONDITIONS. . The, Essays must be very concise, the unassisted and original composition of the Candidates, whose ages must not exceed sixteen,* all which must be attested by some respectable Minister. The Essay to be accompanied with a letter sealed, containing the name and address of the writer, and the attestation of the Minister, having a private mark outside corresponding with the mark to be affixed to the Essay, which only will be handed to the arbitrators of the Prizes.

The letters will not be opened till the best Essays are fixed upon, the decision of which will be referred to the Rev. HENRY FORSTER BURDER, A. M. Rev. JOSEPH FLETCHER, A. M. '/?

AND THE Rev. JOHN HOOPER, A. M. ,^? * At a meeting of the above Ministers, in September, 1824, the following adjudication of the Prizes was unanimously agreed to.

* Afterwards extended to Eighteen years.

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