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FLOWERS OF LITERATURE.

BEING AN

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EXHIBITION

OF THE MOST INTERESTING GEOGRAPHICAL, HIS.
TORICAL, MISCELLANEOUS AND THEOLO,

GICAL SUBJECTS.

To which are prefixed,

PRELIMINARY ADDRESSES, TO PARENTS,

TEACHERS AND THEIR, FUPILS:

A NEW ÉDITION,

TO WHICH IS ADDED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

UNITED STATES,

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 desire to be useful, the author of this perform 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--notorly facilitates the improvement of young persdijs', but at the same time accommodates his matter to the state and circunstarices of millions, who have neither money to purchase nor leisure to peruse large volumes. The utility 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

CONSISTS OF FOUR DEPARTMENTS VIZ.

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,

biography, poetry, anecdotes and antiquities

FOURTH,:an account of the fall of Adam,

:: from his primeyal rectitude ; his

svýšsqirert: jestoration; the or. ganization 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.

PREFACE:

I WOULD ask what makes the distinction between a savage and a sage? the answer is obvious, INFORMATION.And yet forsooth, thousands in this free country are as indifferent with respect to obtaining information, as if it was of no utility whatever, and it is not only the plebian who is thus blinded by local prejudice and sentirrenrat . ignorance, but even persons who are distinguished for their commercial intercourse and consequent riches, who are notwithstanding sometimes as destitute of polite information as the wild Indians on the banks of the Ohio; the reason is obvious, they are so immersed in the tumult of business, and perhaps the vicissitudes of folly, that

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