The subject which this interesting volume treats, is presented in an unusually attractive manner. Christian parents and Christian families would do well to consider, that the tendencies of fashionable amusements are unfavorable to the cultivation of piety. Our children and youth are naturally far enough from God. It is both wise and kind - not to multiply and increase the temptations and dangers which everywhere lurk around their path, and beguile them to eternal ruin The world is vain and alluring enough already. The way of death is sufficiently enticing, and abundantly strewed with flowers. Nothing is more evident - than that a passion for fashionable amusements banishes all serious regard for true piety, silences the voice of conscience, and neutralizes the means of grace and salvation. They may not always prove to be "the school of vice and profligacy," but they are always "the school of thoughtlessness and vanity," where everything else is fortified, rather than serious thoughts of God and the coming judgment. "What is a man profited, if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?"