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THE

BRIEF REMARKER

ON THE

WAYS OF MAN:

OR

COMPENDIOUS DISSERTATIONS,

RESPECTING

SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND CONCERNS,

AND THE

VARIOUS ECONOMY OF LIFE;

DESIGNED FOR, AND ADAPTED TO, THE USE OF

AMERICAN ACADEMIES

AND

COMMON SCHOOLS.

BY EZRA SAMPSON.

- The spacious West,
" And all the teeming regions of the South,
“Hold not a quarry to the curious flight
“Of knowledge, half so tempting or so fair,
« As Man to Man."

AKENSIDE. " Those Authors are to be read at School, thar supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of incral truth, and most materials for conversation.”

JQHNSON.

CANANDAIGUA: PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. D. BEMIS & Co. ALSO SOLD BY C. NORSE AND CO. GENEŞED; AND R. W. HASKINS

AND CO. BUFFALO.

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The UnoxMONS Southern District of Nesil York se BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-ninth day of July, în the 45th year of the Independence of the United States of America, EZRA SAMPSON, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

" The BRIEF REMARKER on the WAYS OF MAN: or Compendious Dissertations respecting Social and Domestic Relations and Concerns, and the various Economy of Life; designed for, and adapted to, the use of American Academies and Common Schools. By Esra Sampson."

“The spacious West,
" And all the teeming regions of the South,
“ Hold not a quarry to the curious flight
“Of knowledge, half so tempting or so fair,
" As Man to Man."

Åkenside. “ Those Authors are to be read at School, that supply most axioms of prudence, most principles of moral truth, and most materials for conversation."

Johnson. In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etchipg historical and other prints.”

GILBERT L. THOMPSON, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

RECOMMENDATIONS.

Extract from " Instructions for the better government and organi,

sation of Common Schools,published by the Superintendent, December, 1819.

- The Brief Remarker is a recent publication, which probably has not yet been introduced, as a reading book, into many of our schools. It is a collection of original essays, “on the social and domestic relations and the various economy of life.” Its leading object is to convey, in a familiar and easy style, the most plain and practical instruction on the common concerns of common life. Whoever is familiar with the essays of our best authors on the same subjects, will find in this book, what will at least remind him of their peculiar excellencies : he will find the same common sense, dressed in the same simple, chaste garb; and the same original and striking views on the most common and familiar subjects. The book is addressed to the common sense of mankind, in the most simple, unaffected, yet irresistible manner.

It is re plete with the most pertinent and striking remarks on the daily concerns of common life; and it contains a fund of moral instruction, which for real substantial value, is not surpassed by any production of a similar kind and equal magnitude. Such a book has long been wanted for the use of common schools, and since it has been obtained from a hand so competent to produce whatever is most useful and excellent in such productions, it is hoped it will be introduced into general use, as a reading book for schools; and it is not doubted, that when it shall become generally known, its intrinsic merits will satisfy the public of the justice of the recommendation now given. As the book was not originally designed for the use of schools, it may in order to reader it more suitable for a school book, require considerable modification; and it is unr derstood, that the author is about to revise and correct it, with a particular view to the new character it is about to assume.”

Since the above recommendation was published by me, the following vew and revised edition of “ The Brief Remarker," has been submitted for my examination : I have accordingly examined it with care, and had the satisfaction to find it well adapted, in its present improved form, for the use of schools.-I am happy in availing myself of another opportunity to express my decided ap probation of “The Brief Remarker,” and to recommend it as among the best reading books for the use of Common Schools.

GIDEON HAWLEY,

Superintendent of Common Schools. Albany, August, 1820.

At a meeting of the Regents of the University of the State of Nero

York, held in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in the City of Albany, February 2d, 1820.

It was resolved, on motion of Mr. Jenkins, that the Secretary be directed to procure two hundred copies of “The Brief Remarker,” by Ezra Sampson, and that he draw on the Treasurer for the cost thereof, not exceeding one dollar for each volume neatly bound and lettered, and that four copies be distributed to each of the incorporated academies in the State, as a part of the annual distribution to be made for the present year.

I certify the foregoing to be a true extract from the minutes of the Regents of the University, at a meeting held by them on the 20 February, 1820.

GIDEON HAWLEY, Secretary of the Regents of the University.

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