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FLOWERS OF LITERATURE.

· BEING AN

EXHIBITION

OF THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL, HIS
TORICAL, MISCELLANEOUS AND THEOLOR :

GICAL SUBJECTS.

To which are prefixed,

PRELIMINARY ADDRESSES, TO PARENTS,

TEACHERS AND THEIR, PUPILS:

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BY THOMAS BRANAGAN.
Author of the Beauties of Philanthropy, &c. &c..

PHILADELPHIA:
Printed for DANIEL Fenton, Trenton, N. J.)

John Cline, printer.

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ACTUATED with a pure philanthropic de sire to be useful, the author of this performa ance presents it with distinguished defer. ence to the indiscriminate inspection of a discerning public. His plan doubtless, tho' succinct, is more comprehensive and embraces a greater variety of objects than any other of the kind that has appeared in this, or perhaps any other country. Of the extent of his undertaking he entertains the : deepest sense. In this work he blends amusement with instruction, exhibits vari. ety and avoids prolixity-not only facilitites the improvement of young persois, but at the same time accommodates his matter to the state and circumstarices of millions, who have neither money to purchase nor leisure to peruse large volumes. The utili. ty of his plan, will, 'no' doubt, appear obvious to the superior discernment of his fellow citizens in general, and patrons in particular, to whom, with respectful consideration, this work is inscribed by their

Friend and fellow Citizen,

THE AUTHOR.
Jan. 1, 1805,

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FIRST, a concise view of the four quarters

of our globe Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

SECOND, a history of the world in mini.

ature, including an account of the most remarkable events that have happened from the creation to the period in which we live.

THIRD, miscellaneous communications,

: biogréply, poetry, anecdotes and ..::: ärtiquities :

* FOURTH,:an:account of the fall of

u stof the fall of Adam, ::from his primeyal rectitude ; his

subseqirent: gestoration; the organization of the church of God; with a concise elucidation and de. fence of the doctrines and duties of the christian religion, intend. ed to explain and establish them against the objections of infidels and other adversaries.

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I WOULD ask what makes the distinction between a savage and a sage? the answer is obvious, INFORMATION.And yet forsooth, thousandş in this free country are as indifferent with respect, to obtaining information, as if it was of no utility whateve;,; and it is not only the plebian who is thus blinded by local prejudice and sentimentale.: ignorance, but even persons who are distinguished for their commercialintercourse and consequent riches, who are notwithstanding sometimes as destitute of polite informa

tion as the wild Indians on the banks of į the Ohio; the reason is obvious, they are i so immersed in the tumult of business, and perhaps the vicissitudes of folly, that

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