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WORDS IN SEASON.

A Book for Girls.

BY

SIDNEY COX.

“Who can direct, when all pretend to know ?”

GOLDSMITI.

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LONDON:
GRIFFITH AND FARRAN.
CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD.

MDCCCLXXIII.
[All rights reserved.]

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PREFACE.

The object of the writer of this work is not to put forward any newly-discovered facts or startling theories. It treats of matters so simple and homely that advice upon them might be deemed unnecessary, were it not an acknowledged fact that the rising generation of the gentler sex do need some word of caution lest they forfeit their claim to the title. Her object is, either from her own experience and observation, or by collecting and combining the observations of others, to offer some practical hints on what may be termed the commonplace virtues and vices of daily life in girlhood.

Should any seek to know how the idea of

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