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YOUNG LAD I E S.
IN THREE PARTS.
Devotional, Moral, and Entertaining.
The Whole being
A COLLECTION of the BEST PIECES
in our Language.
By Dr.:GOLDSMITH, Author of the TRAVELLET, a POEM:
External Grices. all decay s
Their Pover is quickly past :
A NEW EDITION.
LONDON: Printed for WILLIAM DAVENHILL,
(Numb. 8.) in Cornhill, 1770.
PEF A C E.
OcToR FORDYCE's excellent Ser
mons for young women in some measure gave rise to the following compilation. In that work, where he so judiciously points out all the defects of female conduct to remedy them, and all the proper studies which they should pursue, with a view to improvement, Poetry is one to which he particularly would attach them. He only objects to the danger of pursuing this charming study through all the immoralities and false pictures of happiness witń which it abouvids, and thus becoming the martyr of innocent curiosity.
In the following compilation care has been taken to select, not only Luch pieces as innocence may read without a blush, but such as will even tend to strengthen that innocence. In this little work a lady may find the most exquisite pleasure, while fhe is at the same time learning the duties of life ; and, while she courts only entertainment, be deceived into wisdom. Indeed, this would be too great a boast in the preface to any