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The Hero of the Narrative introduced. Some
Account of his Tutor, and his Opinion upon religious Instruction. The Studies of the Youth, and an Effect produced upon his Mind by the perasal of History.
TT is usual with novelists to introduce their I heroes and heroines at a very early period of life: and their reason for this is obvious; youth is interesting, and we love to trace the opening virtues, and dispositions of a character proposed to our observation.
On this principle we introduce the hero of this little narrative, at the age of ten years, and hope to obtain for him a cordial reception; especially when we declare, that he was of an amiable temper, agreeable manners, and had, from his earliest infancy, evinced great acuteness of genius. Another interesting circumstance in his favour is that, at this early period