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THE

ARTS

OF

LIFE.

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BY THE AUTHOR OF “EVENINGS AT HOME.”

A NEW EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS

BY LUCY AIKIN.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, LONGMANS, AND ROBERTS.

1858.

26. c. 115

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PREFACE,

It is somewhat more than sixty years since Dr. Aikin gave to the world his “Evenings at Home," a work which has fully kept pace in circulation and in general esteem with the wide and rapid spread of popular instruction. Some years later he published the small volume entitled "Arts of Life," designed to impart, under the form of letters to a schoolboy, a kind of knowledge too little cultivated, as he thought, under the ordinary system of education. More important avocations prevented him from following up his

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