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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836, by C. B. Shute, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

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It is doubted whether any person can read this unpretending little volume, without being greatly pleased, both with its plan and execution. Its professed object is to adopt some of the most remarkable incidents and narratives of the Old and New Testaments, to the tastes and capacities of children, by omitting all those details which seemed little suited to their comprehension; or least likely to interest their feelings. In carrying this design into effect, the author has judiciously adopted the story-telling style, as best allied in its structure to that simplicity of composition which is one of the distinguishing features of the Holy Scriptures. The style is plain, correct, and in no small degree, sweet and flowing. What was said of another similar work, by a distinguished critic, may justly be said of this. “There is a soberness and propriety of style, a clearness in the narrative, and impressiveness in the moral instructions, and a tenderness in the persuasive and admonitory parts, that are well suited to the capacities and feelings of

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