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SCRIPTURAL AND ALLEGORICAL

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MILTON'S PARADISE LOST;

Dedicated, by permission,

TO THE

HONORABLE LADY SUTTON.

BY

MISS CHRISTIAN CANN,

OF BROMLEY, MIDDLESEX.

London:

PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHORESS, AND SOLD BY HARVEY AND

DARTON, GRACECHURCH STREET; MR. DARTON, HOLBORN HILL,
AND ALL TPE RESPECTABLE BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND

COUNTRY.

1828.
[Entered at Stationer's Hall.]

PRINTED BY W. SMITH, XING STREET, SEVEN DIALS.

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PREFACE.

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Education being of the first importance to society, no apology appears necessary for offering the following work to the notice of the rising generation; its necessity must be acknowledged and felt by guardians, to whom the precepts of wisdom and morality are very naturally supposed to be inculcated, and particularly so in those who have the instruction of youth. Learning has shed abroad, upon all nations, its divine influence, and softened even the manners of savages. Cadmus, king of Thebes, by the introduction of letters into Greece, and Palamedes, have both immortalized their names by the invention of letters; although it is said, by some writers, that Rhadamanthus brought them into Assyria, and Memnon into Egypt; and by others, that the Phænicians and Ethiopians taught the first use of letters ; but sacred history informs us, that Moses originally taught the art to the Jews, and that the Phænicians learned them from the Jews, and the Grecians from the Phænicians. Nothing can be more interesting than to trace,

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