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PHILOSOPHY IN SPORT
SCIENCE IN EARNEST;
AN ATTEMPT TO ILLUSTRATE THE FIRST PRINCIPLES
OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,
MISS MARIA EDGEWORTH.
MADAM, To whom can a work, which professes to blend amusement with instruction, be dedicated with so much propriety, as to one, whose numerous writings have satisfactorily demonstrated the practicability and value of such a union; to one, who has stripped Romance of her meretricious trappings, and converted her theatre into a temple worthy of Minerva ? Justly has it been observed, that to the magic pens of Madame D'Arblay, and yourself, we are indebted for having the Novel restored to its consequence, and, therefore, to its usefulness; and I may be allowed to add, that your Harry and Lucy has shown how profitably, and agreeably, the machinery of fiction may be worked for the dissemination of truth.