More - PR3605 .M6 M5 1820

UNPROFITABLE READING, WE have already ventured to allude to the disproportionate quantity of human life which is squandered in the ever mul- tiplying haunts of public dissipation but as this is an evil too notorious to require any fresh animadversion, we shall not stop to insist on the excess to which it is carried, but shall advert to another, which, if less ostensible, is scarcely less mischievous - we allude to the increased and increasing prevalence of idle reading. For whether a large proportion of our probationary being - time, that precious talent assigned us for providing for the treasureg of eternity, be consumed in unprofitable reading at home, or in fri- volous diversions abroad, the effect on