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PARLEY'S ANNUAL.

Christmas and Lew year's Present

FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE.

LONDON:
DARTON AND CO., 58, HOLBORN HILL,

AND ALL EOOKSELLERS.

1832,

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Prefarr.

MY DEAR YOUNG FRIENDS,

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HE present has been a year of years. Peter Parley calls

it a SACRED YEAR, because it has been consecrated to BROTHERLY LOVE, to INDUSTRY, and the arts of PEACE. From every quarter of the globe nations have met in the bonds of

affection, and, for the first time in the history of the world, united as a common family, testifying to the Divine truth that all men are brethren; and mind has been brought to mind, and heart to heart, for purposes of good. Let not this great lesson be lost upon you my little ones; and remember that the school-room, the family circle, and even the play-ground, is a world in miniature, where we daily make exhibitions of ourselves for good or evil. Carry out in your studies and in your play hours the spirit of the times. Live in harmony and in kindness one towards another; emulate the wonders

of the year; let your efforts in learning be conspicuous, your labour
of love be abundant. Let wisdom shine in all your doings, like the
Koh-i-noor-a mountain of light; and let truth be for ever springing
in the very midst of your ways, like a “Crystal fountain.” Thus will
you obtain “golden opinions” more valuable than the ore of California.
Men will caress you, and God will bless you
passeth all understanding; while your way in this world will be a
way of joy, of happiness and light.

with a peace

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Such is the sincere wish of your old friend and companion,

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