By Jacob Abbott
'It is the item of this sequence of histories to provide a transparent, distinctive, and attached narrative of the lives of these nice personages who've in a number of a long time of the realm made themselves celebrated as leaders between mankind, and, by way of the half they've got taken within the public affairs of serious countries, have exerted the widest impact at the historical past of the human race. the top which the writer has had in view is twofold: first, to speak such info in admire to the topics of his narratives as is necessary for the final reader to own; and, secondly, to attract such ethical classes from the occasions defined and the characters delineated as they could legitimately educate to the folk of the current age. although written in a right away and straightforward type, they're meant for, and addressed to, minds possessed of a few massive measure of adulthood, for such minds in simple terms can totally relish the nature and motion which indicates itself, as approximately all that's defined in those volumes does, in shut blend with the behavior and coverage of governments, and the good occasions of foreign history.'
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