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WORKS BY MARY HOWITT.

TALES

FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN.

Price 2s.6d. each, in cloth.
PUBLISHED BY THOMAS TEGG, CHEAPSIDE.

STRIVE AND THRIVE.
HOPE ON! HOPE EVER! +
SOWING AND REAPING.
WHO SHALL BE GREATEST?
WHICH IS THE WISER?
LITTLE COIN, MUCH CARE.
WORK AND WAGES.
ALICE FRANKLIN.
NO SENSE LIKE COMMON SENSE.

*“We rejoice to see the works of the Howitts, whatever they be, republished among us.

Their names have a pleasant sound; their writings are sure to be animated by a kindly, humane spirit; and no one can leave them without feeling that he has been in delightful company.'

North American Review. * “ This is the second specimen of a series of Tales for the People and their Children,'which has lately been commenced by one well fitted for the task; and truly a more delightful story, either for parent or child, we hare seldom read. Mary Howitt possesses, in a singular degree, that charming art, which so few writers can ever attain, of conveying the most sublime lessons of morality in a form

at once as simple and as attractire as a fairy tale.

And then the magic skill with which, by her deep, quiet, but earnest enthusiasm, she invests the most ordinary objects and incidents with poetic beauty! Yet all is done with a degree of method, which renders her pictures alike harmonious and free from dull formality. It is not merely that

From common things which round us lie

Some random truths she can impart.' The truths she teaches, though drawn from common sources, are never given at random. Impulsive though her genius be, it never parts company with her judgment; and hence it may be truly said, that she possesses her genius, rather than she is possessed by it.

WORKS FOR YOUTH.

PUBLISHED BY DARTON AND CLARK, HOLBORN Hill.

BIRDS AND FLOWERS, 12mo. cloth, 6s.
TALES IN VERSE, 12mo, cloth, 3s. 6d.

TALES IN PROSE, 16mo, 3s. 6d.
HYMNS AND FIRESIDE VERSES, 12mo. 6s.
SKETCHES OF NATURAL HISTORY, 16mo, cloth, 3s. 6d.

BY WILLIAM HOWITT.

1.

THE
LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JACK OF THE MILL,

COMMONLY CALLED LORD OTHMILL.
Two vols. small8vo., beautifully illustrated with Wood-cuts.

II. WANDERINGS OF A JOURNEYMAN TAILOR,

(D. P. HOLTHAUS, from Werdohl, in Westphalia), THROUGH EUROPE AND THE EAST,

DURING THE YEARS 1824 to 1840. Translated from the Third Edition of the original German. 1 vol. small 8vo.

Ill.
GERMAN EXPERIENCES:

ADDRESSED TO THE ENGLISH,
BOTH GOERS ABROAD AND STAYERS AT HOME.

One Volume small 8vo.

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STRIFE AND PEACE;

OR, LIFE ÎN NORWAY:
THE H- FAMILY; AXEL AND ANNA; etc.

3 Vols. Post 8vo.
FROM THE SWEDISH OF MISS BREMER.

II.

THE

CHILD'S PICTURE AND VERSE BOOK :

COMMONLY CALLED OTTO SPECKTER'S FABLE-BOOK. This most admirable book for children, and their great favourite almost all over the Continent, from Poland to France, and especially to be found in every house in Germany where there are children, the Translator is bringing out in a new and unparalleled form; i, e. with the text in GERMAN, FRENCH, and ENGLISH, so as to present not only a charming book of amusement for our children, but a capital first-book in the other two popular languages. The Hundred Woodcuts will be executed in a style superior to any of the Continental ones, and the whole will be included at a price not exceeding that of the original with its single text. A celebrated German Review says, “Of this production, which makes of itself an epoch in the world of children, it is superfluous to speak. This Fable-Book is throughout all Germany in the hands of parents and children, and will always be new because every year fresh children are born."

(Printed by Manning and Mason, Ivy-lane, St. Paul's].

ADDRESSED TO

THE ENGLISH;

BOTH

STAYERS AT HOME, AND GOERS ABROAD.

BY

WILLIAM HOWITT,

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THE RURAL AND SOCIAL LIFE OF GERMANY,” ETC.

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW,

1844.

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LONDON: Printed by Manning and Mason, Ivy Lane, St. Paul's,

PREFACE.

It was not my intention to have written a word of preface to this little volume, but as the work is just printed the German newspapers bring matter which so strikingly confirms the most important statements in it regarding the peculiar present social and political condition of that country, that I cannot resist the pleasure of alluding to it. The debates in the Baden Chamber continue to be, as they have now been for some years, most bold and admirable. The liberal spirit in the majority of representatives is worthy of all imitation throughout every state of Germany. Such men as Welcker, Bassermann, Sander, etc., would do honour to any nation. There is nothing wild, reckless, or dreamy about their demands of reform; they are distinguished by a great and sober earnestness, worthy of men who have not merely loved Liberty in their youth, but have learned to know her in their maturity, and to distinguish her from her counterfeit and worst foe, Licence. The proceedings of the Baden Chamber will really test the spirit of the German people. If they are worthy of rational liberty, they cannot avoid being inspired by the splendid example, of this little parlia

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