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. Black leather spine rubbed with gilt rules and title with gray paper boards. 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 teacher to pupil rewarding him this for good behavior in Sabbath School. OCLC: Univ. of CA Davis, Ohio State, Am. Antiq. Society. Item #63626

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