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A LITTLE BOY WHO WAS NOT BROUGHT UP
ACCORDING TO THE FASHIONS OF
IN THREE PARTS.
BY MRS. SHERWOOD.
PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHER,
NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET,
AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE
THE AMERICAN PUBLISHERS.
The story of Henry Milner, which occupies the following pages, has never before been published entire in America: it appeared in three successive parts in England,—the first of which only has been accessible to readers in this country. The favour with which it was received by the British public, the high encomiums bestowed upon it by the critical press, the number of editions through which it has passed, and the avidity with which the first portion was purchased and read on its republication in the United States, unite in inspiring the publishers with a hope that the entire work, now presented, at a price so low, will be acceptable to the public, and extensively useful.
We have many histories of little boys, who, being brought up according to the fashions of this world, have made themselves great and clever men, and have obtained riches and rewards in this life. I am now going to tell you the history of a little boy who was never taught any thing of the fashions or ways of this world; but was accustomed, quite from the time of his babyhood, to think only of pleasing God, and making himself such as the Lord loves.
His teachers were holy and humble people, and God blessed their instructions, for they trusted in his promises, and were not confounded. They believed in the Lord, neither did they turn aside from his commandments to give worldly instruction to their little pupil, or to endeavour to make him wise for this world as well as for the next.
Henry Milner, for that was the name of the little boy whose history I am about to relate to you, lost his mother while he was a very little baby, and before he was quite four years of age he was also deprived of his last surviving parent.
Mr. Milner, the father of Henry, was descended from a noble family; but, as he was a younger child, and had many brothers and sisters, he had never been a rich man, and had only two thousand pounds to leave his little boy, which indeed was quite enough to provide for his education and comfort as a little boy, and to help him to get on in life as he got older.