THE ITALIAN CONVERT, A NARRATIVE, FOUNDED ON FACT.

Boston: Published by Samuel T. Armstrong, 50, Cornhill, and Crocker & Brewster and by John P. Haven, New York, 1821. 15 cm. Frontis., 70pp. Gray paper boards, with black leather spine (rubbed) with gilt rules and title. A religious teaching tale of sorts. A good Scottish lad goes off to Italy and marries a wealthy Catholic lady and has a daughter who is then sent back to Scotland to school and find true religion. The opening lines "Scotland is justly famed for the general intelligence and correct deportment of its inhabitants. In these respects it presents a remarkable contrast to the ignorance and depravity of the lower orders of the Irish. This difference can only be ascribed to the general spread of education in the former country, associated, as it is, with the purest forms of Protestant worship...." [We think you get the drift]. A period inscription from a teacher presenting the book to his pupil as a reward for good behavior in Sabbath School. OCLC: Univ. of CA Davis, Ohio State, Am. Antiq. Society. Item #63626

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