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that" blessed is he that considereth the heads above-mentioned. N. B. All the "poor: the Lord will deliver him in books are bound in boards, which will “the time of trouble. The Lord will be borne in mind when the price is "preserve him and keep him alive: looked at. "and he shall be blessed upon the earth: "and thou wilt not deliver him unto "the will of his enemies. The Lord "will strengthen him upon the bed of "languishing: thou wilt make all his "bed in his sickness."
And now, Hampshire parsons, leaving you to ask yourselves whether you have acted with these promises in your minds, I close my letter with once more bidding you look at the documents, which you will find under the head of TITHES. WM. COBBETT.
WHEN I am asked what books a young man or young woman ought to read, I always answer: Let him or her read all the books that I have written. This does, it will doubtless be said, smell of the shop. matter. It is what I recommended; and experience has taught me that it is my duty to give the recommendation. I am speaking here of books other than THE REGISTER; and even these, that I call my LIBRARY, consist of twenty-six distinct books; two of them being TRANSLATIONS; six of them being one (TULL'S Written BY MY SONS; HUSBANDRY) revised and edited, and one published by me, and written by the Rev. Mr. O'CALLAGHAN, a most I divide virtuous Catholic Priest.
these books into classes, as follows: 1. Books for TEACHING LANGUAGE; 2. On DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT AND DUTIES; 3. On RURAL AFFAIRS; 4. On THE MANAGEMENT OF National. AfFAIRS; 5. HISTORY; 6. TRAVELS ; 7. LAWS; 8. MISCELLANEOUS POLITICS. Here is a great variety of subjects; and all of them very dry; nevertheless the manner of treating them is, in general, such as to induce the reader to go through the book, when he has once begun it. I will now speak of the book separately under the several
BOOKS ON RURAL AFFAIRS. COBBETT'S YEAR'S RESIDENCE IN AMERICA; WITH A MAP_(Price 5s.): treating of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Soil, the Products, the Mode of Cultivating the Land, the Prices of Land, of Labour, of Food, of Raiment; of the expenses of House-keeping, and of the usual Manner of Living; of the Manners and Customs of the People; and of the Institutions of the Country, Civil. Political, and Religious; in three Parts.The map is a map of the United States. The book contains a Journal of the weather for one whole year; and it has an accouut of my farming in that country; and also an account of the causes of poor Birkbeck's failure in his undertaking. A book very necessary to all men of property who emi grate to the United States.
COBBETT'S ENGLISH GARDENER (Price
COBBETT'S WOODLANDS (Price 14s.); or, A TREATISE on the Preparing of Ground for Planting; on the Planting; on the Cultivating; on the Pruning; and on the Cutting down of Forest Trees and Underwoods; describing the usual Growth and Size and the Uses of each sort of Tree, the Seed of each, the Season and Manner of collecting the Seed, the Manner of Preserving and of Sowing it, and also the Manner of Manag
ing the Young Plants until fit to plant out; the TREES being arranged in Alphabetical Order, and the List of them, including those of America, as well as those of England, and the English, French, and Latin name being prefixed to the Directions relative to each Tree respectively. This, work takes every tree at ITS SEED, and carries an account of it to the cutting down and converting to its uses, COBBETT'S CORN-BOOK (Price 2s. 6d.); or, A TREATISE ON COBBETT'S CORN: containing Instructions for Propagating andCultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop; and also an Account of the several Uses to which the Produce is applied, with Minute Directious relative to each Mode of Application. This edition I sell at 2s. 6d. that it may get into numerous hands. I have had, even this year, a noble crop of this corn; and I undertake to pledge myself, that this corn will be in general cultivation in England, in two or three years from this time, in spite of all that fools and malignaut asses can say against it. When I get time to go out into the country, amongst the labourers in Kent, Sussex, HANTS, WILTS, and BERKS, who are now more worthy of encouragement and good living than they ever were, though they were always, excellent; I promise myself the pleasure of seeing this beautiful crop growing in all their gardens, and to see every man of them once more with a bit of meat on his table and in his satchell, instead of the infamous potatoes. MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
COBBETT'S PAPER AGAINST GOLD (Price 5s.); or, the History and Mystery of the Bank of England, of the Debt, of the Stocks, of the Sinking Fund, and of all the other tricks and contrivances, carried on by the means of Paper Money.This is the tenth edition of this work, which will, I trust, be admired long after the final destruction of the horrible system which it exposes. It is the A, B, C, of paper-money learning. Every young man should read it with attention. COBBETT'S RURAL RIDES. (Price 5s.) RURAL RIDES in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire: with Economical and Political Observations relative to Matters applicable to, and illus trated by, the State of those Counties respectively. These rides were performed on horseback. If the members of the Government had read them, only just read them, last year, when they were collected and printed in a volume, they could not have helped foreseeing all the violences that have now taken place, and especially in these very counties; and foreseeing them, they
bmust have been devils in reality if they had iestich a book as statesmen ought to read. hot done something to prevent them. This COBBETT'S POOR MAN'S FRIEND (Price 8d. orja Defence of the Rights of those who do the Work and fight the Battles This is my favourite work. I be stowed more labour upon it than upon any, Jarge volume that I ever wrote. Here it is >proved, that, according to all laws, divine as well as human, no one is to die with hunger amidst an abundance of food. COBBETT'S EMIGRANT'S GUIDE (Price 2s. 6d.); in TEN LETTERS addressed to the TAX-PAYERS OF ENGLAND; containing information of every kiud, necessary to persons who are about to eniigrate; including several authentic and most interesting. letters from English Emigrants, now in America, to their relations in England; and an account of the prices of House and Land, recently obtained from America by Mr. Cobbett. A New Edition. Here all the information is contained that any one going to the United States of America can want, down to the most minute particulars; and here it is shown, that a man, who does not wish to be starved, or to be a slave, ought not to emigrate to any other country. USURY LAWS (Price 2s. 6d.) ; or LENDING At Interest; also, the Exaction and Payment of certain Church fees, such as Pewrents, Burial-fees, and the like, together with forestalling Traffick; all proved to be repugnant to the Divine and Ecclesiastical Law, and destructive to Civil Society. To which is prefixed a Narrative of the Controversy between the Author and Bishop Coppinger, and of the Sufferings of the. former in consequence of his Adherence to the Truth. By the Rev. JEREMIAH O'CALLAGHAN, Rom. Cath. Priest. With a DEDICATION to the "SOCIETY Of Friends," By WILLIAM COBBETT.-Every young man should read this book, the history of which, besides the learned matter, is very curious. The "JESUITS," as they call them, in France, ought to read this book; and then tell the world how they can find the impudence to preach the Catholic Religion and to uphold the funding system at the same time. HISTORY.
COBBETT'S HISTORY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION in ENGLAND and IRELAND (Price 4s. 6d.); showing how that Event has impoverished and degraded the main Body of the People in those Countries in a Series of Letters, addressed to all sensible and just Englishmen; also, PART II. (Price 3s. 6d.); containing a List of the Abbeys, Priories, Nunneries, Hospi tals, and other Religious Foundations, in England and Wales, and in Ireland, confiscated, seized on, or alienated, by the Protestant "Reformation" Sovereigns and Parliaments.-There are two Editions, one in Duodecimo and one in Royal Octavo,
beach in two volumes. The last was printed on the notion, that the rich Catholics would like to have the work in a fines form. It was (an error; and as it is better to sell books than to keep them, this fine edition is sold for ten shillings; the small edition for 8s. This is the book that has done the business of the Established Church! This book has been translated into all the living languages, and there are two Stereotype Editions of it in the United States of America. This is the source whence, are now pouring in the petitions for the abolition of tithes! COBBETT'S f)
ROMAN HISTORY (Price
VOL. I. in ENGLISH and FRENCH, from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium; selected from the best Authors, ancient and modern, with a series of Questions at the end of each chapter; for the Use of Schools and young persons in general, VOL, II. An Abridged HISTORY OF THE EMPERORS, IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH: being a continuation of the HISTORY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC, Published by the same Authors, on the same plan, for the use of Schools and Young Persons in general-This work is in French and Englich. It is intended as an Exercise-book, to be used with my French Grumman; and it is sold at a very low price, to place it within the reach of young men in general. As a history it is edifying. It is necessary for every man who has any pretensions to bookknowledge, to know something of the history of that famous people; and I think this is the best abridgment that ever was published. As an Exercise-book it is complete, the translation being as literal and simple as possible. It consists of two thick duodecimo volumes, and is, therefore, as cheap as possible to avoid loss upon mere paper and print; but I wish it to be within the reach of great numbers of
COBBETT'S HISTORY OF THE REGENCY AND REIGN OF GEORGE IV.
-This work is published in Nos. at 6d. each. There are three Numbers out: the rest will follow in due course; and when concluded, they shall do justice to the late "mild and merciful” king.. LAFAYETTE'S LIFE. (Price Is.) A brief
Account of the Life of that brave and ho. nest man, translated from the French, by Mr. JAMES COBBEIT.
Third Edition, Price 2s. 6d.); containing a Sketch of the Face of the Country, soft its Rural Economy, of the Towns and Villages, of Mariufactures and Trade, and of such of the Manners and Customs as materially differ from those of Eugland; also, an Account of the Prices of Land, House, Fuel, Food, Raiment, Labour, and >other Things, in different parts of the Country; the design being to exhibit a true Picture of the present State of the People of France; to which is added, a General View of the Finances of the Kingdom.
MR. JAMES COBBETT'S TOUR IN ITALY, and also in Part of FRANCE and SWITZERLAND (Price 4s. 6d.); the Route being from Paris through Lyons, to Marseilles, and thence to Nice, Genoa, Pisa, Plorence, Rome, Naples, and Mount Vesuvius; and by Rome, Terni, Perugia, Arezzo, Florence, Bologna, Ferrara, Padua, Veuice, Verona, Milan, over the Alps by Mount St. Bernard, Geneva, and the Jura, back into France. The space of time being from October, 1828, to September, 1829; containing a Description of the Country, of the principal Cities and their most striking Curiosities; of the Climate, Soil, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Products; of the Prices of Provisions and of Labour; and of the Dresses and Conditions of the People. And also some Account of the Laws and Customs, Civil and Religions, and of the Morals and De. meanour of the luhabitants in the several States.
I, of course, see these works with my partial eyes; yet, divesting myself as much as I am able of the feelings of the father, I regard them as excellent books of TRAVELS; because I find them full of useful information: they give an account of the state of the people, of the relative prices of food and labour, of rents, and of all these things that enable us to judge of the effects of the governments and laws; and, which is very instructive, they abound in comparisons between our own institutions and manners and those of foreign countries.
COBBETT'S TRANSLATION OF MARTENS'S LAW OF NATIONS (Price 17s.): being the Science of National Law, Covenants, Power, &c. Founded upon the Treaties and Customs of Modern Nations in Europe. By G. F. VON MARTENS, Professor of Public Law in the University of Gottingen. Translated from the French, by WM. COBBETT. To which is added, a List of the Principal Treaties, Declarations, and other Public Papers, from the Year 1731 to 1738, by the Author; and continued by the Translator down to Nóvember, 1815. (The Fourth Edition).-This is a large
Octavo. It was one of my first literary labours. An excellent Common-Place Book to the Law of Nations.
MR. WM. COBBETT'S LAW OF TURN. PIKES (Price 3s. 6d.); or, An Analytical Arrangement of, and Illustrative Comments on, all the General Acts relative to the Turnpike Roads of England: the whole being in Answer to the following Questions:-1st. What are the General Acts now in Force? 2d. What is the Extent of them? 3d. How do they affect every Turnpike Road? By WM. COBBETT, Junior, Student of Lincoln's Inn.-Never was any-thing more neatly arranged, or more clearly explained in few words. If every Magistrate had it, what blundering decisions it would prevent!
Teaching French in English schools is, generally, a mere delusion; and as to teaching the pronunciation by rules, it is the grossest of all human absurdities. My knowledge of French was so complete thirty-seven years ago, that the very first thing in the shape of a book, that I wrote for the press, was a Grammar to teach Frenchmen Engglish; and of course it was written in French. I must know all about these two languages; and must be able to give ad-" vice to young people on the subject: their time is precious; and I advise them not to waste it upon what are called lessons from masters and mistresses. To learn the pronunciation, there is no way but that of hearing those, and speaking with those, who speak the language well. My Grammar will do the rest.
BOOKS FOR TEACHING LAN- Mr. JAMES COBBETT'S ITALIAN GRAM
Price 3s. This work is in a series of letters addressed to my son James, when he was 14 years old. I made him copy the whole of it before it went to press; and that made him a grammarian at once; and how able an one it made him will be seen by his own Grammar of the ITALIAN LANGUAGE, his RIDE IN FRANCE, and his TOUR IN ITALY. There are at the end of this Grammar "Six "Lessons intended to prevent Statesmen "from using false grammar;" and I really wish that our statesmen would attend to the instructions of the whole book. Thousands upon thousands of young men have been made correct writers by it; and, indeed, it is next to impossible that they should have read it with attention without its producing such effect. It is a book of principles, clearly laid down; and when ouce these are got into the mind they never quit it. COBBETT'S FRENCH GRAMMAR (Price 5s.); or, Plain Instructions for the Learning of French. This book has had, and has, a very great effect in the producing of its object. More young men have, I dare say, learned French from it, than from all the other books that have been published in English for the last fifty years. It is, like the former, a book of principles, clearly laid down. I had this great advantage, too, that I had learnt French without a master. I had grubbed it out, bit by bit, and knew well how to remove all the difficulties; I remembered what it was that had puzzled and retarded me; and I have taken care, in this my Grammar, to prevent the reader from experiencing that which, in this respect, I experienced myself. This Grammar, as well as the former, is kept out of schools, owing to the fear that the masters and mistresses have of being looked upon as COBBETTITES! So much the worse for the children of the stupid brutes who are the cause of this fear, which sensible people Jaugh at, and avail themselves of the advantages tendered to them in the books.
MAR (Price 6s.); or a Plain and Compendious introduction to the Study of Italian This was the boy who, at fourteen, began his book-learning by copying my English Grammar for the press. It not only taught bin grammar, but gave him a taste for study, which, indeed, is the tendency of all my books; because the vivacity which they always exhibit, however dry the subject, not only entices the reader along, but animates him with the desire to be able to imitate that which he cannot help being pleased with. I do not understand Italian; but, I understand the English, in which the principles, rules and definitions are expressed; and I am proud, beyond mea sure, of being the father of the able and persevering author. Let any scholar compare this book with the other heaps of confused stuff called Italian Grammars: that is all that is necessary. If I had nothing else to do, I would pledge myself to take this book, and to learn Italian from it in three months. Then, the author made the whole tour of Italy, was in the country nearly a year, can speak the language as well as write it; and has had, in the pers formance of his task, industry and perseverance quite astonishing. COBBETT'S FRENCH AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY.-This book is now printing, and will be finished by the last day of March. It will be one volume in octuva, and at as low a price as I can possibly make it, for the sake of young men and women, who have sense and industry, but who have no money to throw away.
BOOKS ON DOMESTIC MANAGEMENT AND DUTIES.
COBBETT'S COTTAGE-ECONOMY (Price 2s. 6d.) containing information relative to the brewing of Beer, making of Bread, keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry and Rabbits, and relative to other matters deemed useful in the conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family; to which are added, Instructions relative to
the selecting, the cutting and the bleaching of the Plants of English Grass and Grain, sfor the purpose of making Hats and Bon-Bets; - und »alio Lustructions for erecting cand using fee houses, after the Virginian manier, my own estimation, the book that stands first is Poor Man's Friend; and the one that stands next is this CorTAGR-ECONOMY; and beyond all description as the pleasure derive from reflecting on the number of happy families that this little book must have made. I dined in company with a lady in Worcestershire, who desired to see me on account of this back; and she told me, that until she read fit, she knew nothing at all about those two great matters, the making of bread and of beer but that from the moment she read the book, she began to teach her servants, and that the benefits were very great. But, to the labouring people, there are the arguments in favour of good conduct, sobriety, frugality, industry, all the domestic virdues here are the reasons for all these; sand it must be a real devil in human shape, who does not applaud the man, who could
sit down to write this book, a copy of which every parson, ought, upon pain of loss of ears, to present to every girl that he marries,
rich or poor.
COBBETT'S ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN, and (incidentally) to Young Women, in the middle and higher Ranks of Life. (Price 55.) It was published in 14 numbers, and -is now in one volume complete. COBBETT'S SERMONS. (Price 3s. 6d.) There are 13 of them on the following subjects: 1. Hypocrisy and Cruelty; 2.
the subje of effects, but really knew no
Before I read this book I had
thing about the causes. It contains the foundation of all knowledge in the cultivation of the earth.'
MISCELLANEOUS POLITICS. THE REGISTER, published We Price is 2d. Sixty-four pages. TWO-PENNY TRASH published Monthly. Price 2d., 12s. 3d. for a hundred, and 11s. a hundred if 300 or upwards.
This is the Library that I have created. It really makes a tolerable shelf of books; a man who understands the contents of which may be deemed a man of great information. In about every one of these works I have pleaded the cause of the working people; and I shall now see that cause triumph, in spite of all that can be done to prevent it.
N. B. A whole set of these books, at the above prices, amount to 7l. Os. 2d. ; but, if a whole set be taken together, the price is 67. And here is a stock of knowledge sufficient for any young man in the world.
THE whole country appears to be up
Drunkenness; 3. Bribery; 4. The Rights relative to this subject. The following of the Poor; 5. Unjust Judges; 6. The documents will prove this fact to be true. Sluggard; 7. Murder; 8. Gaming; 9.Ah! Parsons! Protestant Reformation Pubbe Robbery; 10. The Unnatural Mo and Cobbett's Tenth Sermon and Poor ther; 11. Forbidding Marriage; 12. Par- Man's Friend were not written in vain. sons and Tithes; 13. Good Friday: or, God's Judgment on the Jews. More of But, Two-Penny Trash, No. 7 contains these Sermons have been sold than of the the whole argument, and people read it Sermons of all the Church-parsons put toge- accordingly. These are sold at 12s. 6d. ther since mine were published. There are the hundred, and at 11s if three hundred some parsons, who have the good sense and the virtue to preach them from the pulpit. be taken at once. Rub this out, parsons, COBBETT'S EDITION OF TULL'S HUS. if you can! Rub out Two-penny Trash, BANDRY (Price 15s.): THE HORSE- No. 7, or give the thing up! Read the HOEING HUSBANDRY OF,; A TREATISE on the Principles of TILLAGE and VEGETA- following documents, and you will see TION, wherein is taught a Method of intro- that it is time for you to bestir yourducing a sort of VINEYARD CULTURE into selves. the CORN-FIELDS, in order to increase their Product and diminish the common Expense. BY JETHRO TULL, of Shalborne, in the Conaty of Berks, To which is prefixed, An INTRODUCTION, explanatory of some Circumstances connected with the History and Division of the Work; and containing an Account of certain Experiments of recent date, by WILLIAM COBBETT From this famous book I learned all my principles relative to farming, gardening, and planting. It really, without a pun, goes to the root of
"At a Meeting of the Freeholders, Yeomen, and Inhabitants of the Parish of Almondsbury, in the county of Gloucester, held the 15th day of Dec., 1830, for the purpose of considering the expediency of Petitioning Parliament on the subject of Tithes, Mr. John Hill, in the Chair, the following Petition was approved, and ordered to be transmitted to Sir B. W. Guise, for presentation:
"To the Honourable the Commons of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled :