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THE STORIES OF MRS. MACNAB, THE STAIRHEAD BATTLE,
MRS. GALLACHER, ORDINATION IN MARRIAGE,
NON-INTERVENTION, LOOKING FOR A HOUSE,
Author of “GENERALSHIP,” Etc.
TO THE READER.
In preparing this Volume, containing a rather peculiar mixture of Lectures and Stories, I have done my best to provide you with a pleasant book, which I hope will repay you for the time devoted to its perusal.
The Lectures contain not a little of the experience I have acquired in fighting the “battle of life," the aim having been to give an agreeable mixture of both head and heart, which will be wholesome and useful, especially
to the young
In writing the Stories the chief aim was amusement. If they contain a few morals, it is because true pictures of everyday life must of necessity be full of moral lessons to all who can look at them aright.
The arrangement of the Volume was suggested by the fact, that almost every night when I have lectured I have been called upon to tell a story.
It will give me great pleasure to hear of "good readers” reading these Lectures and Stories at social gatherings. Wishing you all good,
GLASGOW, December, 1863.
Friendship: its Development and Influence-Love in all its Stages
and Phases—The Tender Flame very minutely Described-Pa-
The Upward and Onward Tendency of all true Affection.
bury—The Humble Carpenter.