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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1841, by
SLEEPER, Dıx & ROGERS,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
I R. BUTT8, PRINTER, 2 SCHOOL STREET.
The tale of Barbara Howard, which is contained in this little volume, was originally written for the columns of the Boston Mercantile Journal, and appeared in that paper in seven successive numbers, In this tale, I have endeavored, under the guise of an interesting narrative, to portray some of the terrible evils of Intemperance. The pictures which are presented to the reader in this production, are not mere fancy sketches ; they are not even exaggerated. Scenes as revolting in their character as are described to have taken place at the tavern in Allensville, and in the home of the drunkard, occur every year in half the villages of New England ; and it is time that the community were awakened to a sense of their mighty evils ; and
OPINION should proclaim from one
This tale was written merely as a newspaper
J. S. S.
A SAILOR FALLING IN LOVE.
ICHABOD ALLEN was a true-hearted American sailor. He was born in a small village in the interior of Massachusetts, but fond of adventure, and charmed with the anticipated pleasures of a roving life, he left his happy home, and all the enjoyments, and cares, and labors to which he had been accustomed for years, and at the youtk ful age of fifteen, he embarked on his first voyage across the dark blue waves. He soon found, however, that the path of the sailor was not strewed with flowers ; that much of the romance with which his imagination had clothed the occupation of a mariner, was dispelled when he came in