Excerpt from The Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty: An Universal Scrap-Book for the Family
N presenting this volume to the public, i am but carrying out a plan formed many years since. The primary object is to present a book of such varied character as 'to adaptit to all ages, conditions, and temperaments, supplying mental food alike to the scholar and the mere beginner.
It will be borne in mind that many of these articles have been gleaned from current periodicals; from this cause many corrections and alterations were needed, and all this I have most carefully attended to - f - I trust, to the satisfaction of all my readers. Au thorities have been consulted with great diligence, and no means of rendering the work accurate, use ful, and entertaining has been neglected.
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