Excerpt from False Stories Corrected It would be gratifying to the feelings of the publisher of this little work, to please and benefit all, without offending or injuring any; but observation and experience have convinced him that this impracticable. Of this, the Fables of the Man and his Son, affords a familiar proof. In endeavouring to please all, they displeased all, and lost the beast on which they rode. Nevertheless, it is to be hoped, that judicious parents will approve this selection for their children, and that the children themselves will be amused and instructed by a perusal of True Stories Related, and False Stories Corrected. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.