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Now, my Young Readers, I am going to explain all about this book, which I call “Young ENGLAND's LITILE LIBRARY." Some of your friends will perhaps tell you that it is intended for certain grown-up young gentlemen, who wear white waistcoats, white neckcloths, and white kid gloves, — sit on the cross benches in the House of Commons, -and who rejoice in being called “Young England;" but such is not the case. From my pages, “party politics” and “political feeling” are utterly excluded. This Book is prepared for you, the little ladies and gentlemen-the future hope of Old England; and the object is to give entertainment in the leisure hour, and to enable you, at the same time, to acquire that knowledge which will prepare the way for graver studies.
But let me introduce myself, for I have given my portrait, in imitation of much greater men, as a frontispiece. I am not very handsome, as you will observe; but then I am exceedingly learned and sage, besides being acquainted with