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TEACHING:

OR,

THE MOTIVES AND METHODS

OF

GOOD SCHOOL-KEEPING.

BY DAVID P. PAGE, A. M.

BRA

SATE PRINCIPAL OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, ALBANY, NEW YORK

UNIVERSITY

TO WHICH IS ADDED

IFORNIA

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE AUTHOR.

NINETIETH EDITION.

A. S. BARNES & COMPANY,

NEW YORK, CHICAGO AND NEW ORLEANS.

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1658

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the

year 1856 By A. 8. BARNES & CO., In the Clerk's 00:ct of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

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21297

UNIVERSITY

PREFACE.

MANY a meritorious book has failed to find readers by reason of a toilsome preface. If the following volume meets a similar fate, whatever its merits, it shall lack a like excuse.

This work has had its origin in a desire to contribute something toward elevating an important and rising profession. Its matter comprises the substance of a part of the course of lectures addressed to the classes of the Institution under my charge, during the past two years. Those lectures, unwritten at first, were delivered in a familiar, colloquial style,—their main object being the inculcation of such practical views as would best promote the improvement of the teacher. In writing the matter out for the press, the same style, to considerable extent, has been retained,-as I have written with an aim at usefulness rather than rhetorical effect.

If the term theory in the title suggests to any mind the bad sense sometimes conveyed

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