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YOUNG FEMALE ACADEMY.

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Caroh Fielding
Mary Martha (Bett)
Edited BY MRS. SHERWOOD,

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AUTHOR OF “LITTLE HENRY AND HIS BEARER,

"THE LADY OF THE MANOR,” &c. &c.

FROM THE THIRD ENGLISH EDITION.

.C-NEW-YORK:

PRINTED FOR O. D. COOKE & CO. HARTFORD.
FOR SALE ALSO BY CROCKER AND BREWSTER, BOSTON,
E, BLISS, AND JONATHAN LEAVIT, NEW-YORK, -

CAREY, LEA, AND CAREY, PHILADELPHIA.

J. & J. Harper, Printers,

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TRERE lived, in the beginning of the eighteenth century, in the southern parts of England, a gentlewoman whose name was Teachum. She was the widow of a clergyman, with whom she had lived nine years in that delightful harmony and concord which the marriage state frequently affords, when both parties are humble and cheerful Christians. Two little girls, whom she had endeavoured to bring up in the nurture and fear of the Lord, had greatly added to their felicity; insomuch, that Mrs. Teachum, during the life of her husband, very frequently, with great gratitude to God, professed herself to be one of the happiest of women. But it pleased the Father of mercies, during one period of ber life, to exercise this excellent person with many severe trials, no doubt in order to bring her the nearer to himself.

Mr. Teachum was a truly pious man, and had great delight in contributing to the instruction of his wife ; endeavouring, at the same time, as far as lay within the reach of human ability, to conduct her in that holy way in which he himself

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