Edue. T 34 July, 1907
834.510.570 Harvard University
Dept of Education Library.
Charles & Merrill lo .
THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred
things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is need-
less. A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may
be very dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this piece
unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth : he
is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is
drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey : as simple in affilu-
ence, and majestic in adversity. In this age of opulence and
refinement, whom can such a character please ? Such as are
fond of high life, will turn with disdain from the simplicity of
his country fireside ; such as mistake ribaldry for humour,
will find no wit in his harmless conversation ; and such as have
been taught to deride religion, will laugh at one, whose chief
stores of comfort are drawn from futurity.
BY MAYNARD, MERRILL, & Co.
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
JUN 13 1921