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CONTAINING

A Selection of approved Readings

LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART,

ADAPTED

TO THE FORMATION OF THE CHARACTER

OF WOMAN.

BY THE EDITOR OF THE

“YOUNG GENTLEMAN'S BOOK".

LONDON:

BALDWIN AND CRADOCK.

1834.

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J. MASTER, PRINIER, 173, ALDERSGATE STREET.

TO HER

ROYAL HIGHNESS

VICTORIA, DUCHESS OF KENT,

PRINCESS OF LEININGEN, &c.

This Volume

IS,

BY PERMISS

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY HER ROYAL HIGHN

GRATEFUL AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,

THE EDITOR.

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NOTICE.

The undisputed claim of the “ Young Gentleman's Book” to a very extended shure of literary and public patronage, induced the

intended by the Editor as a presentation to his fair countrywomen.

The paramount object of the Work will be sufficiently apparent to well-directed minds, and can need no detailed particulars :--in a word, to obviate any misconception, it was compiled with a view to advance the moral and intellectual culture of that sex which was evidently intended by the Creator to consummate the happiness of society, and the chief, if not the noblest ornament of our polished homes and unpolluted firesides.

Whether or not, in this sincere attempt, the Editor may one day have the assurunce of believing he has succeeded, he yet feels it to be

it be, it must be the reward consequent on having rendered himself useful.

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