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L E C T U R ES

AND

STORIES.

INCLUDING

THE STORIES OF MRS. MACNAB, THE STAIRHEAD BATTLE,

MRS. GALLACHER, ORDINATION IN MARRIAGE,

NON-INTERVENTION, LOOKING FOR A HOUSE,
THE AFFECTIONS, DIGNITY OF LABOUR, HEART'S EASE,

ETC., ETC.

BY

GEORGE ROY,

Author of “GENERALSHIP,Etc.

GLASGOW:
JAMES P. FORRESTER, 102 ARGYLE STREET.

1887.

TO THE READER.

GENTLE 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

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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,

I am,

Yours truly,

GEORGE ROY.

GLASGOW, December, 1863.

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