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TO THE RIGHT REVEREND

THE LORD BISHOP OF LICHFIELD,

These stories

ARE DEDICATED WITH THE GREATEST RESPECT,

BY HIS MOST HUMBLE AND

MUCH OBLIGED SERVANT,

MARGARETTA.

PREFACE.

In venturing to present these Stories to the Public, I cannot but feel apprehensive as to the reception they may meet with; and in spite of the kind encouragement I have received from many friends, I dare not feel sure that I am not obtruding wearisome pages upon the reader, instead of a little volume of Instructive Scripture Narrative.

Last year, having, at my dear deceased parent's request, written the Life of Moses, in stories similar to these, of which a few copies were printed and circulated amongst my friends, I received many flattering opinions of my performance;

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