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Should this public offering by a parent prove acceptable to other parents-fhould it affift to ftore the opening mind with agreeable images of nature, or to imprefs pure fentiments of moral and divine truth, at an age when they are not easily obliterated, the compiler will be abundantly gratified. It is delightful, indeed, to every feeling mind to give pleasure to innocence; but to profit it also, is a task on which


a benevolent difpofition will ever exercife itself with a fond partiality.

AUGUST 1, 1801.

W. M.

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