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Extract from the Preface. In this series of narratives we offer to the readers of the Rollo Books a continuation of the tory of our little hero, by giving them an account of the adventures which such a boy uy be expected to meet with in making a tour of Europe. The books are intended to be oks of instruction rather than of mere amusement; and, in perusing them, the reader may I assured that all the information which they contain, not only in respect to the countries lited, but to the customs, usages, and modes of life that are described, and also in regard the general character of the incidents and adventures that the young travellers meet th, is in most strict accordance with fact. The main design of the narratives is, thus, the mmunication of useful knowledge, and everything which they contain, except what is iculy personal, ia relation to the actors in the story, may be depended upon as exactly scrupulously true.
Notices of the Press. We know of no books that are so eagerly sought for by good boys and girls as Mr. Abbott's * series of " Rollo Books." - Hartford Christian Secretary. Vir. Abbott has a singularly successful faculty of conveying instruction with entertainnt, and of interesting all classes of readers, but more particularly the young. All will that the more we have of such useful and pleasant volumes the beiter.- Salem Register. "hey give excellent lessons in Geography and History, in the most pleasing forms. They beautifully printed, and illustrated with fine engravings. - New Haven Palladium. There is no wonder that the “Rollo Books" are so extremely popular, for we doubt if ny of us " children of a larger growth” can escape their fascination. – Salem Observer. careful perusal of the volume under notice (Switzerland) will give the young reader only as good a geographical knowledge of the country it describes as would be obtained term at school, but will acquaint him with the habits, manners, and characteristics of people of Switzerland. -- American Citizen. To living man is his equal in story-telling for the young, and the book will find its way o thousands of homes. – Hartford Republican, They contain a great deal of useful information, conveyed in a most pleasing and intering manner. - Boston Post, Vritten by one who has made the tour through which he carries his young hero, and who,
a long experience, knows how to please and instruct his young readers, these volumes sess just the qualities to attract those for whom they are intended. - Norfolic Co. Journal, the author has admirably combined the pleasing with the instructive, so that while the thfui reader is charmed by the narrative, he also gains valuable information with regard hoze far-off places famed in story and song. -- Boston Olive Branch. correspondent of the New York National Mngazine says :-" The volumes are beauMy illustrated, and written in the charming and instructive style of the author. We one of our New England governors, lately returned from a European tour, quite abed in the volume upon Paris, while travelling in a railway car, a short time since.”
O R, L I F E Ο Ν TH E O C E A N. BY IIAWSER MARTINGALE, (CAPT. J. S. SLEEPER.)
One large 12mo volume, 450 pages. 48 Engravings. This book contains twenty-eight stories of ocean life, told in a plain, off-hand manner by one who, for years, had his home in the forecastle ; of sketches sometimes drawn from the imagination, but generally founded or fact ; sometimes grave, sometimes humorous, and sometimes descriptive ; all illustrating, in a greater or less degree, the amusements, superstitions, evils, vices and virtues of the sailor; and sprinkled with tempests, shipwrecks, hair-breadth escapes, piracies and battles, with occasional glimpses of scenes of another sort - life in the rural districts of New England.
Contents of the Holume. Mother Carey's Chickens. --The Allspice Privateer.- Harpooning a Spaniard. - Ooloioo.
-White-headed Bill. - Three-fingered Jacks. - Widow Morrison. - Jerry Marlingspike's Ride. - A Tale of a Winter's Coast. -- Sea Dogs. — Popping the Question. —Whistling Jack. --The Stuttering Captain.-Rufus Armstrong. - Tom Dulany; or, the Irishman taken in Tow. -'The Sailor's Revenge. - Frank Granger and Nabby Brown.
The Calamaran. -- A Thanksgiving Story. – Ned Gasket's Story. - How to Raise a Breeze. Walter Grafton. -Cutting out Work for all Hands. - Jack Hopkins. - Calico Jack.Peter the Great. - Capture of an Indiaman. - Saturday Night Revels.
New Songs for the Little Ones.
BY MISS H. I. GOULD. Beautifully printed and Illustrated. A beautiful gift-book for a teacher to his pupils.
This is a book of rare excellence. It is artistically, intellectually, morally, religiously beautiful -- the product of sanctified genius. Precious lessons are drawn from fiowers, from birds, from bees, and meaner insects, from natural phenomena, the domestic relations, &c., all in true poetry, with none of those trivialities which so often deform poetry for chil. dren. A heart of Christian benevolence beats through the book. - Ch. Mirror, Portland.
This volume possesses the peculiar characteristics of Miss Gould's poetry, in its purity, sim. plicity, fanciful imagery, and frequent felicity of expression. It is simple, lowly, and generally devotional in its course of thought and form of expression. — Boston Transcript.
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Extract from the Preface. Here may be found Glees, Quartets, Trios and Songs, suited to every occasion. If merry, here are pieces that will add 10 merriment; 11 sad, harmonies that will scothe sadness. If longing for horne fill the mind, the dear scenes that cluster there are painted in many a song. "Requiems to the loved departed are also here. Indeed, almost every scene to which the chequered life of man is subject is here made the refrain of song. For the Sabbath eve, when
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12. Arthur's Triumph, or Goodness Re7. The Runaway, or Punishment of Pride.
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