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SERIES OF USEFUL LESSONS,
DESIGNED TO SUCCEED
COREY AND FAIRBANK'S
BELECTED AND ARRANGED BY
PUBLISHED BY BURGESS AND MORGAN.
COUNCIL CHAMBER, March 11, 1834. “Resolved, That the following named books be, and are hereby adopted, for general use, in the several common schools of the city of Cincinnati, provided, that all new works shall be introduced gradually as the old ones become worn out or defaced.”
The following works are included in the list of books referred to in the above resolution: viz.
6. COREY & FAIRBANK'S ELEMENTARY READER.” )
HALL'S WESTERN READER."
« Miss BEECHERS' GEOGRAPHY." Attest
CHARLES SATTERLY, City Clerk
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1833, by
COREY AND FAIRBANK,
In offering to the public another Reading Book, in addiion to the numerous compilations of a similar character, already in the market, the publishers have no wisła or intention to depreciate the valuable labors of those who have prepared the works now in use in our primary schools. Many of these are excellent books, and highly deserving of the public patronage. But it must be obvious to all that the rapid improvements which are daily taking place in our systems of education, create a continual demand for new books, which shall conform to those changes, and to the newest opinions of those who conduct the education of youth. It is believed also, that school-books of this kind ought to be occasionally remodelled for the purpose of xciting and keeping alive an interest in the young mind, v furnishing it with a variety of instruction, and relieving t from the irksomeness of poriny incessantly over the lessons which have been read by successive classes, until the contents have become familiar to all who have heard them.
In preparing this book great care has been taken that all the lessons shall be of an instructive character. No sentiment has been admitted which could be pernicious to the young mind, nor any in which serious things are treated with unbecoming levity. A considerable portion of the lessons are of a moral, and some of a decidedly religious character; a few are humorous, some descriptive, and others historical. A few choice specimens of poetry, in several different styles of versification, have been interspersed with the prose articles. Most of the selections are such as have never appeared before in any similar compilation; having been collected with care expressly for this work.