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Georgiana and her father,

OR

CONVERSATIONS

ON NATURAL PHENOMENA,

BY THE AUTHOR OF “THREE YEARS IN ITALY,”

“ LITTLE GEORGIANA,” &c.

Seest thou those worlds
That roll at various distance round the throne
Of God, innumerous, and fill the calm
Of heaven with sweetest harmony, when saints
And angels sleep?

Pollok's Course of Time.

PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE:

SOLD BY L. B. SEELEY AND SONS,
FLEET STREET, LONDON.

MDCCCXXXII.

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INTRODUCTION.

Our readers, we presume, are not unacquainted with “ Little Georgiana.” We would again introduce her to your notice, no longer as a child, but having "put away childish things:" in other words, being arrived at the "years of discretion;" the number of which years we cannot correctly ascertain. She had learnt how to prize that which is good, and wise, and holy; and grasping after more of that knowledge which can only be communicated by the teaching of the Holy Spirit: and which as a "shining light, shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” In her early days, she experienced that “the ways of religion are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” Her favourite

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PREFACE.

IN exploring the operations of nature, the object of the writer of these pages is to lead the thoughts of her young readers to nature's God.

“ Nature displayed ” in all its several branches, to the intelligent mind, must ever be a deeply interesting study ; but the investigation which traces not the finger of God, not only in the rolling orbs which perform their “s punctual round,”

- the winds and storms fulfilling his word,—the magnificent swell of waters whose proud waves are stayed, and whose bounds are fixed, so that they cannot pass; -the returning seasons, the heat, the cold, the rain, the dew ;—the lightning's vivid flash preceding the hollow reverberation of the thunder, or the more awful crash of the thunder-bolt, with all the phenomena by which this wondrous world is surrounded,but also in the

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