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'For Mythology is the handmaid of literature and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.'


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'Without a knowledge of mythology much of the elegant literature of our own language cannot be understood and appreciated.'


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'If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation.'


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'Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.'

 

 

 

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