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6th Thousand. New Edition, Extended to 1860.

DAVENPORT'S READINGS
UNIVERSAL MODERN HISTORY;

OR, HISTORICAL CLASS BOOK,

Chronological and Biographical.
From the Reformation in 1517, to the peace of Pekin,

concluded December, 1860.
With NOTICES of the MOST REMARKABLE INVENTIONS

and DISCOVERIES,
AND CHRONOLOGICAL TABLES OF CONTEMPORARY SOVEREIGNS.

Third Edition, 12mo. 512 pages, 58., strongly bound in leather,

In this Edition, are now for the first time introduced,
SELECT SPECIMENS OF THE ENGLISH POETRY

OF EACH CENTURY.
The Object of this work is the blending together of
some of the most striking Events of English and Foreign
History from the Time of the Reformation downwards.

It is divided into Centuries, each Division containing
Readings descriptive of the State of the Arts and Sciences

- Manners and Customs—the most salient Points of
History—Specimens of English Poetry-Tables of Con-
temporaneous Sovereigns—and Chronological Lists of
Inventions, Discoveries, &c.

Among the other Subjects will be found :-
Charles V., Francis I., Battle of The Calamities of Poland.
Pavia.

Siege of Gibraltar.
Sack of Rome by the Imperial- Battle of Waterloo."
ists.

Louis Napoleon's Coup d'Etat.
Solyman the Magnificent.

The Crimea.
Foundation of the United Pro- Revolt of the Sepoys.
vinces of Holland,

Garibaldi.
Cardinal Richelieu.

Battles of Magenta and Solfe-
Gustavus Adolphus, Battle of rino.
Lutzen.

Chinese War, and the Peace of
Massaniello.

Pekin.
Louis XIV.

A valuable addition to our Standard Works of Educa-
tional Literature ; —To the intelligent Teacher of History
it will prove a most valuable Hand-book.”—THE SCHOOL
AND THE TEACHER.

Well adapted for a Class Reading-book, and containing
that which is not to be found in any other' book that has
come under our notice, the principal events of the last
twelve years.”—THE ENGLISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION.

Once introduced into Schools, this Book will become a

daily indispensable.—ATLAS.
School Books, School Stationery, and every requisite for

School and College Use, supplied by Relfe, Brothers,
150, Aldersgate Street, London, on Liberal Terms.

This day is published, Twelfth Edition, price 9d.

BY MRS. PAULL,
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ON

USEFUL AND INTERESTING SUBJECTS

ADAPTED TO THE
CAPACITIES OF YOUNG CHILDREN.

By the same Author, price 9d.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

ON

GRECIAN HISTORY

Also, price 9d.
AN INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH

GRAMMAR.
All the above are Printed in a bold clear Type, and strongly bound with

Leather backs.

ALSO BY MRS. PAULL.
Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged by Mr. Davenport
Author of “The Historical Class Book,” “French Commercial
Correspondence,” &c. &c. Price 2s. 6d.
FIRST PRINCIPLES OF GENERAL

KNOWLEDGE,
Simply Explained. The Principal Subjects treated of are-
The Manufacture of Glass and Vegetable Productions, and their
Cutlery.

Uses for Food, Manufactures, and
Printing and Engraving

Medicine.
Brewing, Distilling, &c

Manufacture of Silk, Wool, Flax,&c.
Chronology.

Animals, Birds, and Insects; their
Money, Weights, and Measures. Uses in Food, Manufactures, &c

And the Rudiments of the following Sciences, as far as
they can be made useful and interesting to the minds of
Young Children :
Natural Philosophy. Electricity.

Mechanics.
Chemistry.

Optics.

Navigation.
Geology and Mineralogy. Architecture.
Relfe, Brothers, 150, Aldersgate Street, London.

School Books, School Stationery, and every requisite for

School and College Use, supplied by Relfe, Brothers,
150, Aldersgate Street, London, on Liberal Terms.

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PUBLISHED BY RELFE, BROTHERS,

150, ALDERSGATE STREET.

1864.

180.c. 170.
181. c. 153,

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PREFACE.

In the present work, which is the result of more than ten years' experience in teaching, little has been borrowed from other treatises except those ordinary rules which must in all Arithmetics be given in nearly the same words. It is, as the auther believes, original in the treatment of the subject, in the methods of arriving at general rules, and in several points not elsewhere noticed.

The brief explanation of Logarithms is intended for the benefit of those who have to use them for practical purposes, and who have not sufficient acquaintance with Algebra to enable them to understand the theorems upon which their construction is based.

The whole of the Examples being original, and many of them new in principle, form an important addition to the stock now available for teaching,

London, 1864.

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