1. Life is not nearly so long, compared with all one wishes to do with it, as it appears to the young to be; and it out to be economized. It is idle to read a book, for more (50) to study it, without a somewhat definite and reasonable expectation of getting [?] from it enough amusement, exercise of mind, useful information, or moral benefit, to recompense one for the time spent upon it. It is, therefore, fair that I should say just what I am prepared to promise that a faithful study of this book will do for the student, and what he ought to be warned that it cannotdo for him.