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JAMES BURNS, 17 PORTMAN STREET,

PORTMAN SQUARE.

M.DCCC.XL.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Introductory. The Library. The Press

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1

CHAPTER II.

Retrospective. Birth, Parentage, and Education of Mr.

Clement Walton

11

CHAPTER III.

Mr. Walton, having seen the World, returns to settle in

his native Town

19

CHAPTER IV.

Mr. Walton proves himself a practical Church-Reformer.

Some Account of the new Curate

28

CHAPTER V.

The Mechanics' Institute

37

CHAPTER VI.

Mr. Walton's Lecture to the Mechanics' Institute, on

the Origin and Progress of Civilisation, the March of
Intellect, and other important matters

43

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Mr. Walton's Opinion of the true Development of the

Church.

92

CHAPTER XI.

The Reader is introduced to Mrs. Walton and her

Daughters - Mrs. Decorset and the Bazaar

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A new Character, Mr. Walton converses with his Friend,

Mr. Reuben Raffles, on the Character of different
kinds of Government

123

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