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THE RUBICON.

THE RUBICON;

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73, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

1830.

301.

LONDON : Printed by Maurice and Co., Fenchurch-street.

PREFACE.

Among the many excellent historical works which have already appeared, and which are still continually issuing from the press, expressly written for young persons, there are few, if any, entirely suited to the capacities of children. The smaller abridgments generally put into their hands are merely short statements of dry facts, without any introduction of those traits of character and amusing particulars which render history so attractive to the young mind. It is true that many well-selected collections of anecdotes are to be met with, fully calculated to fix the attention of children, but which, while they amuse and instruct in a degree, do not sufficiently

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