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BOOK OF NATURE;
THE FOUR SEASONS ILLUSTRATED:
FAMILIAR DESCRIPTIONS OF NATURAL HISTORY,
MADE DURING WALKS IN THE COUNTRY.
REV. B. H. DRAPER.
Illustrated with upwards of Fifty Engravings.
D. APPLETON & CO., 200 BROADWAY.
GEO S. APPLETON, 148 CHESNUT-STREET.
Ir is a remark of Paley, that, "if one train of thinking be more desirable than another, it is that which regards the phenomena of nature, with a constant reference to a supreme, intelligent Author." It is a leading design of the writer of this volume, to create this "train of thinking."
The minds of the young are ever active; they will be employed about what is good or evil. One object, then, in a rational scheme of education, must ever be, to provide engagements which will tend to their improvement. And he who would be successful in this great work, must render his lessons attractive and delightful. The works of God will afford him an inexhaustible treasury for his aid. Parents and tutors should be on their watch to find for their dear charge, sources of legitimate pleasure; or they will seek for gratification in forbidden and injurious paths;