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PUBLISHED BY TAYLOR & CLEMENT,

128 Fulton-Street.

1839.

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PREFACE.

Man is made to know.

" And there will be a time when this great truth,
Electric, shall run from man to man,
And the blood-cemented pyramids of ignorance
Shall by its flash be thrown to earth in atoms-
When it shall blaze with sun-refulgent splendor
And the whole earth be lighted."

Then, and not till then,

“ Will all empty ranks be abolished, and
Slave, lord and king, ennobled unto Man.”

For “that King of Kings who gave to the world the device of moveable types, and taught the art of printing, disbanded armies, dethroned monarchs, and created a whole new democratic world.”

Every effort in a republican government, should be made

To give the mind that apprehensive power
By which it is made quick to recognise
The moral properties and scope of things :"

And to this end, we believe a more acceptable service could not be rendered to the friends of learning and liberty, than to collect and publish the most valuable opinions of Lord Brougham on the subject of the People's Education.

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