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ON

PRACTICAL EDUCATION;

BY

Nam
Richard Lovell

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MARIA & R. L. EDGEWORTH.

A NEW EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

ç LONDON:

PRINTED FOR' R. HUNTER,
SUCCESSOR TO J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD ;

AND BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY,

PATERNOSTER-POW.

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PREFACE

TO THE

FIRST EDITION.

WE shall not imitate the invidious example of some authors, who think it necesssary to destroy the edifices of others, in order to clear the way for their own. Indeed, as we have no peculiar system to support, we have no temptation to attack the theories of former writers: and to point out that we rely entirely upon practice and experience, we have chosen the title of Essays on Practical Education.

To make any progress in the art of eduation, it must be patiently reduced to an experimental science; we are fully sensible

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