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UNIVERSAL GEOGRAPHY,

COMMON SCHOOLS:

IN WHICH EUROPE IS DIVIDED ACCORDING TO

THE XATE ACT OF THE

CONGRESS OF VIENNA.

"Geography and Chronology are the two Eyes of History."

Lord Chesterfield.

"Geography informs you where events happened, and Chronology at
what time. Without these helps your reading would be a confused
mass, without order, light of perspicuity."—Bejksitt.

BY THE REV. NATHANIEL DWIGHT, A. M.


ALBANY:

PRINTED BY WEBSTERS AND SKINNERS,
At their Bookstore, corner of State and Pearl-streets.

1817.

District of Connecticut, as.

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-first day of October, in the fortieth ye ar of the Independence of the United States of America, Nathaniel Dvtight, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, viz.

A System of Universal Geography, for common schools : in which Europe is divided according to the late Act of the Congress at Vienna. " Geography and Chronology are the two Eyes of History.' '—lord Chesterfield.

"Geography informs you where events happened, and Chronology at what .time. Without these helps your reading would be a confused mass, without order, light or perspicuity."—Bennett.

By the Rev. Nathaniel Dwight, A M.

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned."

(Signed) HENRY W, EDWARDS,

Clerk of the district of Connecticut.

A true copy of record, examined and sealed by me,

(Signed) HENRY W. EDWARDS,

. Clerk of the district of Connecticut.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

Lit-"

DURING an employment of several years in school keeping, I observed that the science of Geography was but little attended to in the early years of childhood. There are various reasons for this inattention to so important a branch of education. One of these is, the great expense of procuring books proper for it: an other is, the plan of books which have been intended for that purpose is such as cannot be easily comprehended by children, or remembered by them. I think that both these objections are obviated in this treatise. The expense of this book is so small that it may be easily afforded, and the form of a catechism admits of its being much more comprehensive, and more easily understood by children, than any of the small Geographies which have been heretofore de-signed for them. It will enable them usefully to improve many hours of their early years, which for want of something of this kind, are entirely lost:—And should the first edition meet with suitable encouragement,the future editions will be enlarged and amended, as the author finds means and time for the purpose.

Hartford, May 12,1795.

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