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MORAL CLASS BOOK,
LAW OF MORALS;
DERIVED FROM .
THE CREATED UNIVERSE,
INTENDED FOR SCHOOLS.
- Nil enim prodest, quod lædere non possit idem.”
PSALM xix. 8.
BY WILLIAM SULLIVAN, L.L.D.
OF THE NAŠSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY; AND PRESIDENT
SECOND (STÈREOTYPE) FRITION WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by William Sullivan, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
130.819 JUL 29 1904
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE PRESENT EDITION.
THE Publishers of the Moral Class Book, now offer the second edition of this work. The first was wholly exhausted in the short space of six months. More than a year has elapsed since that edition was disposed of. The Author was unwilling that another edition should appear before a revision could be made, which it was not convenient to do, until very lately.
The present edition has been arranged in a better manner, than the former one was ; several new chapters have been added, and among them, one on the nature of evidence; and several on civil society, and the moral duties of citizens, in the United States.
The work has been stereotyped, under the expectation (derived from the reception of the former edition, that it may be extensively useful.
The publishers are not aware that any school book, comprising a system of moral rules, in all cases, and for all classes, is extant, in the United States, but this; and so far as they are enabled to judge, from what they have heard of the former edition, in various parts of the United
States, they conclude, that this may be a useful book, in families, as well as schools. They, also, are led to believe, that the demand for moral instruction is increasing; and they hope to be useful in contributing to supply that demand.
TO THE CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES.
You are now an interesting part of the Inhabitants of this country. In a short time, you will be an important part of the many millions, who are engaged in the serious business of life. You will be called on to perform many duties. The purpose of this volume is to prove to you, that by performing these duties in a proper manner, and from good motives, you will make life pleasant, as well as useful. No rule of conduct is prescribed in this volume, even tending to prevent the enjoyment of any REAL GOOD ; but all the rules prescribed therein, are intended to produce the greatest good, which can be had in human life. You need not be reluctant to study
these pages, because they treat of morals ; for, - whether this volume convince you of the fact, or. not, it is a fact, that TO BE TRULY HAPPY, ONE MUST
E TRULY MORAL.