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LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1851.

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3 JUL 1964

TO

THE CHILDREN

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE LADY JANE SWINBURNE,

Chis Little Volume

IS

AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

MY DEAR YOUNG FRIENDS,

It is not my purpose to detain you with a long preface, because I am aware that long prefaces are seldom read; but I wish to inform you that I have written this book, as I did my publication of last year, in the humble hope of being useful to those in whom I am so anxiously interested. I am myself happy in acknowledging the endearing appellation of “ Mother," and I love all children, and regard them as priceless treasures, entrusted to the care and guidance of parents and teachers; with whom it rests in a great measure to render them blessings to their fellow-creatures, and happy themselves, or contrariwise.

Should the perusal of this little volume imbue you with a taste for the beautiful and ennobling science of Geography, my object will be gained; and that such may be the result of these humble endeavours is the sincere wish of

Your affectionate Friend,

FANNY OSBORNE.

LONDON,
February, 1850.

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