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OR,

The Bight Boad through Life.

A STORY TO SHOW HOW YOUNG BENJAMIN LEARNED THE PRINCIPLES
WHICH RAISED HIM FROM A PRINTER'S BOY TO THE FIRST

EMBASSADOR OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC.

A BOY'S BOOK ON A BOY'S OWN SUBJECT.

BY

HENRY MAYHEW,

AUTHOR OF 6 THE PEASANT-BOY PHILOSOPHER," THE WONDERS OF

SCIENCE; OR, YOUNG HUMPHREY DAVY," &c., &c.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN GILBERT.

NEW YORK:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1862.

“But the work shall not be lost.”-Passage from the Epitaph of Benjamin Franklin, written by himself.

“It's hard for an empty sack to stand upright."-Proverb from Poor Richard's Almanac.

F8M38

TO THE

RIGHT HON. EDWARD HENRY,

LORD STANLEY, M.P., ETC., ETC., ETC.

MY LORD,—You have been so uniformly kind to me in my labors upon social matters, that, as the present book treats of subjects in which you have always taken a lively interest, I have availed myself of this opportunity of expressing my gratitude to you, and of assuring you that I am, my lord, yours, with every sentiment of esteem for your friendship and admiration for your genius,

HENRY MAYHEW.

3 Kensington Square, 17th December.

M364699

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