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66 ---- Health consists with Temperance alone,
And Peace, () virtue! Peace is all thine own."
THE NEW YORK
R 1935 L
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850,
By CORNISH, LAMPORT & Co, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
District of New York.
Stereotyped by Vincent Dill, Jr.
17 Ann Street, N. Y.
Alvord, Printer, 29 and 31 Gold Street.
The Publishers, in preparing an " Offering” for that great body of the People so distinguished for its love of order, peace and good-will towards men, have aimed to give to it the highest features of excellence, both literary and artistic. In order to accomplish the first, they have chosen an editor whose name is known throughout the literary world by his able advocacy of the cause of temperance as well as by his popular and useful. works in the department of moral fiction. No writer has accomplished more in the temperance cause ; and his success has not been the result of accident, but of intelligent and well-directed efforts, with a high moral purpose. His versatile and eloquent pen is always employed in a good cause. His aim is always to elevate the moral sentiments of his countrymen, and to furnish new motives and excitements to unswerving moral rectitude in the conduct of life. His character, well known and established in public estimation, has inspired such wide-spread confidence, that a parent or
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