An address, delivered, at the request of the board of managers of the Apprentices' Library Company of Philadelphia, in the hall of the Franklin Institute, on the 26th March, 1830

Philadelphia: John Young, 1830. First edition, 8vo, pp. 16; removed from binding, small closed tears to fore-edge of last two leaves, light waterstaining. Tyson was a lawyer and historical writer who served on many educational boards, including as Manager of the Apprentices' Library Company, and as a director of the Philadelphia public schools. In his talk he refers to the responsibility of masters to apprentices in loco parentis, and warns against giving laborers access to "novels, plays, and poetry of the sickly or dreamy east," which are liable to make people "dissatisfied with our present condition, destroys the effect of those ordinary occurrences of domestic life which usually give pleasure, blunts the edge of sensibility to real enjoyment or woe, and is adverse to the useful faculties of the mind; the attention, memory, and judgement." Sabin 97641. American Imprints 3790. Item #55033

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