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MORAL LESSON BOOK:

ABRACING THE INCIPLES WHICH, AS DERIVED
TIIE TEACHING OF SCRIPTURE AND THE WRITINGS OF THE MOST EMINENT

AUTHORS, SHOULD REGULATE HUMAN CONDUCT.

Arranged and adapted more especially for the use of

Young Persons in Schools and Families.

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REV. CHARLES HOLE, F.R.G.S.

Curate of St. Saviour's, Herne Hill Road;
Head Master of Loughborough House School, Brixton ; and Joint-Editor
of 'The Grade Lesson Books,' 'The Advanced Lesson Book,

"The Complete Reader,' &c.

IN THREE BOOKS.

BOOK FIRST.

OF THE DUTIES MEN OWE TO THEMSELVES.

Part I.--0f Duties concerning the Body.

'He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.'
'If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself.'-Prov. xvi. 32; ix. 12

LONDON:
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

260.

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PREFACE.

OF

It will be allowed by all that the STUDY THE WHOLE OF MAN'S NATURE is necessary to an efficient moral and religious education.

The recognition of the truth asserted in the above sentence has led to the production of the

National Moral Lesson Books,' with a view to the supply of a want which, in the Editor's opinion, confirmed by that of very many eminent friends and promoters of Moral education, is greatly felt by Teachers of schools of all classes throughout the country. The Editor, in conjunction with an earnest student of Moral Science, has been induced to publish this Series in the belief that (1) the time is specially appropriate for its production, and that (2) the subject has not hitherto received the attention which its great importance demands.

(1) Whatever may be thought as to the propriety of the course, all parties must agree that the tendency of legislation in the present day is, if not to secularise education, at any rate to assert the principle that State aid should be given to all denominations alike for the purposes of education

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