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MARYAN COLLEGE LIBSARY

El LEON FUND
JULY 10. 1940

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by T. ELLWOOD CHAPMAN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

C. SHERMAN AND CO. PRINTERS.

PREFACE.

The compilers of this little volume are fully aware that many similar publications abound; but as in most of these the materials are of a light character, it has been their desire so to combine usefulness with taste, that the reader may be interested and instructed.

The perusal of works of this kind, when the mind is indisposed for much intellectual effort, constitutes a pleasing recreation, and has a tendency to improve, without the toil of extensive reading.

They believe the sentiments to be characterized by good sense, sound morality, and pure devotional feeling. VA few of the pieces are now published for the first time, but most of them have been selected from other publications. With the latter, the

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