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DAUGHTER'S BEST INTERESTS.
BY MRS. TAYLOR,
“ Hearken, oh, daughter! consider and incline thine ear.”-
JOHN TAYLOR, 30, UPPER GOWER-STREET;
HOULSTON AND son, 65, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
may glance at the following pages, it will be unnecessary to observe, that they were not designed, by the writer, for the public eye :- that they were, that which they profess to have been, the effusions of a mother's solicitude for the welfare of a beloved child ; for there is too little appearance of study throughout, to excite a suspicion that the character, or the circumstances, are assumed. A parent who, from increasing infirmities, found it difficult frequently to converse with her child, adopted this method of conveying instruction, and of
presenting the fruits of experience to an inexperienced mind. Had she written with any further view, much might have been added, and much repressed ; but till it was suggested to her, that what was likely to benefit an individual, might, if communicated, become useful to others, she entertained no design beyond the limits of a single family. To other families, in consequence of that suggestion, this little effort of maternal anxiety is now commended ; without solicitude for its reputation ; but with that affectionate concern for youth and inexperience, which is natural to one who has been long