Letters on Early Education, Tr. with a Memoir of Pestalozzi

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... Letters on early education, tr. With a memoir of Pestalozzi Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi ADVERTISEMENT. When the Translator, at the request of his muchrespected friend, to whom the following Letters are addressed, undertook to revise the manuscript with a view to its publication, he was fortunate enough to obtain from Pestalozzi, permission to make any alterations that might become necessary from the circumstances under which the letters had originally been written. Of this privilege, the Translator has availed himself freely j but not more so than he considered himself authorised by the state in which he found the manuscript, and his familiarity with Pestalozzi's views, which the study of his works, and the recollection of the days spent in his society, have tended to produce. However, as he "who might have sanctioned the execution, as he had encouraged the design, is now no more, the Translator has the satisfaction to state, that the following sheets, previously to their publication," have been submitted to the eye of some of the wannest, as well as most enlightened, friends of Pestalozzi. And here the Translator might address himself to the indulgence of his readers, and call their attention to the difficulties which, as a foreigner, he must necessarily have had to encounter, in writing in a language not his own; but he prefers an appeal to their sense of justice, and earnestly solicits, whenever the sentiment may be wanting in perspicuity, or the expression in correctness, --whenever, from an attempt at distinctness, the impressive eloquence of the original may have been "sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,"--that these blemishes may be visited solely on him, the Translator, and that the candid read

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