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HAWES' LECTURES TO YOUNG MEN.
F.XTRACTS FROM REVIEWS AND NOTICES OF THIS WORK.
From the “ Christian Spectator." “ We have read these Lectures with a great deal of pleasure--we are glad that a second edition has so soon been cal. led for, and hope that a third and fourth may soon follow. But to say we like the Book extremely well is hardly sufficient. We must give our reasons.-We like the Lectures because they are addressed exclusively to a very numerous and most interesting class of persons, the young men of a free and enlightened community.-We like these Lectures, because they are timely, as well as appropriate.- We like these Lectures, because they are written in a plain, manly, and business like style-because they are replete with such instruction, arguments and motives, as should be ad dressed to every young man in the nation."
From the “ Spirit of the Pilgrims." “Mr. Hawes has, in this attempt, contributed a most valuable addition to the stock of means adapted to the moral improvement and elevation of the character of the rising generation. The general style of execution evinces the workings of a mind well acquainted with the subject in hand, and a benevolence of spirit calculated to appeal with effect to the youthful heart :--there is throughout a manly business like exhibition of truth counsel. The lan guage is perspicuous, pithy, chaste and natural. Among the qualities of character which Mr. H. enumerates and warmly recommends, he includes public spirit-a spirit, which the signs of the present day imperiously demand in every one, who would be regarded as a friend to human so. ciety. We cannot forbear very earnestly to recommend this volume to the perusal of every young man in the country-we should rejoice to see it stereotyped and distributed by thousands." Extract of a Leiter from Rev. Joseph Emerson, Principal
of the Female Seminary, Wethersfield, Ct. “I cannot but hope, that a work, so original, so interesting, so useful, and so strongly demanded by the exigencies of the world, will speedily circulate by myriads and myriads. By every young man acquainted with the language, thesc Lectures should be read, and felt, and remembered, and pondered, and practised."
TO YOUNG MEN,
FORMATION OF CHARACTER, &c.
ORIGINALLY ADDRESSED TO THE YOUNG MEN OF HARTFORD AND NEW-HAVEN, AND PUBLISHED AT
THEIR UNITED REQUEST.
WITH AN ADDITIONAL
LECTURE ON READING.
BY JOEL HAWES,
STEREOTYPED BY A. CHANDLER.
PUBLISHED BY COOKE & co. Sold also by H. Howe, New-Haven--Crocker & Brewster,
Boston-J. Leavitt, New-York-E. Peck & Co. Rochester-J. Grigg, Philadelphia-R. Patterson, Pittsburgh-W. W. Worsley, Louisville--N. & G. Guilford, Cincinpati.
DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT, ss.
of April, in the fifty-third year of the Independence L. S.
of the United States of America, Joel Hawes, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit :-"Lectures to young men on the formation of character, &c. originally addressed to the young men of Hartford and New Haven, and published at their united request. Third edition, with an additional lecture on reading. By Joel Hawes, Pastor of the first Church in Hartford, Ct." In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act for the encourage. ment 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 also to the 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 men. tioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
CHAS. A. INGERSOLL,
Clerk of the District of Connecticut. A true copy of Record, examined and sealed by me,
CHAS. A. INGERSOLL. Clerk of the District of Connecticut.
These Lectures, originally designed for this city, and subsequently preached in New-Haven, by special desire of several clergyman of that place, are affectionately inscribed to the Young Gentlemen who attended their delivery, and at whose united request they are now published; with the fervent prayer of the author, that they may contribute to the virtue, respectability and happiness of those, in whose present and future welfare he feels the warmest interest.
Hartford, April, 1828.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE THIRD EDITION.
The Lecture on Reading, was first addressed to the Mechanics' Society in this city, and subsequently to the young people belonging to the author's congregation. It is affixed to the third edition of this little volume, with the hope that it may add something to its value.
Hartford, May, 1829.