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“I found no nurrowness respecting sects nnd opinions: but believed that sincere,
in the Clerk's Oflice of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
STEREDTYPED BY 5- DOUGLAS WYETH ART-, N0 7 YEAR STREET
Tm: thought of this volume grew from the belief that it was i needed; and its execution lies in the maxim, “Do the duty that is I nearest thee.” It was originally intended only as a Reading Book for \ schools; but in ranging through extensive fields of Literature, so many l golden grains were harvested, that the plan was varied; and “The Wheat-Sheaf” was the result of abundant resources, which it has been a pleasant labour to arrange in accordance with the dictates of
.her own taste, and the experience of a more matured judgment.
The selections have been made with particular reference to the inculcation of sound and truthful principles, and the spirit and aim of the book is to encourage a love for the good, the pure and the beautiful.