A Pleasing Companion for Little Girls and Boys
. Grigg & Elliot , John Grigg . Philadelphia
PE1119.T67 1841 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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The title continues Blending Instruction with Amusement. Being a Selection of Entertaining Stories, Dialogues, Fables, and Poetry Designed for the Use of Primary Schools and Domestic Nurseries. The cover is an almost exact copy of the title-page, except that the former lists 1839 while the latter has 1841. The verso of the title-page actually has 1824 in its two elements. The first is a certification that the book was deposited and registered in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There is also an 1824 report from the Committee of the Philadelphia Academy of Teachers recommending the book. The book is intended for children six to ten years old. Chapter V (122) offers ten traditional fables: BF, DS, DW, LM, Hercules and the Carter, Aesop at Play, The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox, BC, The Husbandman and the Stork, and SW.