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PRACTICAL VIEW

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

IN ITS

EARLIEST STAGES.

BY T. BABINGTON, ESQ.
MEMBER OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

Second American from the third London Edition.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

FRANSLATIONS OF THE LATIN SENTENCES

AND NOTES.

BOSTON:

PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS AND HILLIARD,

BOSTON BOOKSTORE, NO. 1, CONNHILI.

1818.

DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. BE it remembered, that on the twentieth day of April, A. D. 1818, and in the forty second year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings do Hilliard, of the said district, have deposited in this cffice the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “ A Practical View of Christian Education in its earliest stages. By T. Babington, Esq. Member of the British Parliament. First American, from the third London Edition; to which are added, Translations of the Latin sentences, and notes." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, eharts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an act entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.

JOHN W. DAVIS. Clerk of the District

of Massachusetts.

the authorsment of learniAn act suppluring the tins:

University Press;
Hilliard & Metcalf, printers.

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION,

The following work, though it has hither. to appeared without the author's name, is well known to be the production of a Member of the British Parliament, who, to the speculations of a correct mind, appears to have added the result of sound experience. Having been successful in the education and govern. ment of a numerous family of children, till they became heads of families themselves, at their request, and for their benefit especially, he prepared this View of Christian Educa tion. The work, after coming under the pub. lic eye, met with so favourable a reception, that within a short period it passed through three editions. The writer of this article, having access to a copy of it through the kind. ness of a friend, has carefully perused it, and is free to say, that, with merited reproof, he has also experienced instruction and delight.

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