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Sandford and Merton

Thomas Day, 1748-89, wrote the popular didactic children's book Sandford and Merton (3 vols., 1783-89), in which the rich and spoiled Tommy Merton, friend of the upright and humble farmer's son Harry Sandford, is reformed with the help of the boys' tutor.

Wollstonecraft quotes one of the moral fables in Chapter 3.