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THE

ART

OF

EMPLOYING TIME

TO THE

GREATEST ADVANTAGE,
THE TRUE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS.

Dost then lore life—then do not squander Time,
For that is the stuff life is made of.

FRANKLIN.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

HENRY COLEURN AND CO. ',

PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET.,^

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LONDON: PRINTED BY B. CLARKE, WELL STREET.

PREFACE.

The object of this work is to inculcate a method of deriving the utmost possible advantage from Time, and consequently of living to better purpose than the great majority of mankind, who waste, often wilfully, or from indolence, thoughtlessness, or incapacity, many hours, days, months, and even years, and then, with the strangest inconsistency, complain of the shortness of human life.

As the fruit of his own experience, the author presents this work to the public, and especially to parents and the heads of families; to those who are engaged in the important duty of cultivating and training the youthful mind; and to such young persons as begin to feel the value of time,

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