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THE

INTER V I E W,

COMPANION VOLUME TO

“ENQUIRE WITHIN.”

IN THIS VOLUME MANY SUBJECTS BRIEFLY TREATED OF IN “ENQUIRE WITHIN" ARE FULLY ELA-
BORATED, AND SUCH ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AS THE ENQUIRIES AND SUGGESTIONS OF NUMEROUS

FRIENDS AND CORRESPONDENTS HAVE SHOWN TO BE NECESSARI.

THERE IS, MOREOVER, IN “THE INTERVIEW," MUCH PLEASING READING UPON MORAL AND SCIENTIFIC
SUBJECTS, SO FAMILIARLY WRITTEN THAT IT WILL PROVE UNUSUALLY INTERESTING AND AMONG
THESE MATTERS, THE “ JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ALL ROUND OUR HOUSE” WILL BE FOUND ENTER-
TAINING AND INSTRUCTIVE TO OLD AND YOUNG.

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PRE FACE TO THE INTERVIEW.

The most agreeable interviews have their termination ; and the time has come when the Editor of this work has to say a parting word to his numerous friends.

“THE INTERVIEW” is designed to form a companion volume to 6 ENQUIRE WITHIN.” That work has already been received with immense favour; and it will be found that “THE INTERVIEW," though it differs essentially from “ ENQUIRE WITHIN” in its contents, is equally interesting and useful.

The series of papers entitled “A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY ALL ROUND our House” will be found to convey an amount of information scarcely to be looked for in a volume of such small pretensions as the present. Upon every page of the volume will be found excellent moral and scientific lessons, and hints for every-day comforts, that will, if studied and applied, prove that our Interviews have been productive of considerable good.

Although “ THE INTERVIEW” is complete, the Editor has no intention of parting with his many friends. Next month (December 1, 1856) he purposes publishing a magazine for every family, to be distinguished by the quaint title of “THE CORNER CUPBOARD, A FAMILY REPOSITORY." The Corner Cupboard is “ an institution” sacred to English homes. It is the household treasury in which grandmothers and grandfathers store their invaluable “ nick-nacks," and to which the younger members of the family look up with longing and wondering eyes.

On the first of the coming month, then, the Editor will open the

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