Excerpt from Practical Life and the Study of Man
The object of this work is neither to amaze nor amuse the reader, but to interest and instruct those who are seek ing improvement. There is very little in it, perhaps, that is new to every one, but the thoughts and reﬂections it. Embodies are brought forward in such novel connec tions, and they are presented in such unusual forms, that, even if the sentiments are found to be old, the application will doubtless appear to be new. The leading object of the writer is to do good to his fellow man, and if he fails. In his purpose, he will at least claim the credit of having done the best that he could It has not been his aim, this book, to appear either original or brilliant. It was. His design simply to bring to the notice of the reader, on the subjects which have been considered, the best thoughts that could be found in the language, and wherever he has discovered his ideas already in print, expressed in language better than he could write, or even as well, he has not deemed it either necessary or proper to write them anew, but has adopted the language of the author without change, believing as he does that we cannot make.
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