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Parent of learning, Language, art divine !
To God we owe thee, as his gilt benigo;
Grammar, and Logic too, descend from thee,
Khesis, Belies Lettres, and sweet Poesie.
Nor less those gifts are llis, who rules the skies,
Which teach us how to measure, and to rise
From earth to heav'n ; by truths of Geometrie,
To scan the land and comprehend the sea.
For when Almighty Power created all,
And spann d with compass this terrestrial ball,
Its vast foundations were by Number laid,
By Weight and Measure, and by Wisdom's aid.
“Knowledge is power,” a truth by all confess'd,
If rightly used and heav'nward bound, is viess'd :
Deep study only is the way to gain
That learning, which brings Wisdom in iis train.
Nature unfolds to view her kingdoms three,
And of her laws, reveals the mysterie;
Drink deep, my friends, of her perennial stream,
And bask in Wisdom's all-reviving beam.
JOUY CASSELL, LA BELLE SAUVAGE YARD, LUDGATE HILL.
A GLANCE at the opposite Index will show to the purchasers of this volume what we have done, and are now doing, for the Education of the People. Our exertions have met with wide-spread and heart-felt encouragement, and we gratefully express our acknowledgments for the same. We shall make it our endeavour still more to deserve the encouragement of our subscribers, by increased efforts for their advancement in knowledge and learning. We intend to finish in the next volume, if possible, all the subjects which have been begun in this volume. Of course, it cannct de expected, under such circumstances, that we can commence a great variety of new subjects; as we wish to do justice to those which we undertake. Some of these, however, may be mentioned, as Penmanship, Short-hand, Mechanics, Chemistry, Astronomy, ana Natural Philosophy. We have still much to do in Arithmetic, Geometry, and Geography, subjects of the greatest importance to the community at large, and subjects well calculated to expand, improve, and strengthen the reasoning powers; but as the bow must not be always bent, we shall endeavour, from time to time, to relieve these with lighter studies, as we have done in the present volume.
LESSONS IN ANCIENT HISTORY.
I. History in General
1 XIV. Class 17. Diadelphia, Fumitory, Milkwort, Broom,
Purze, Clover, Sweet-Pea, &c.
History of Egypt: Menes, Timaus, Amenoph, &e.......
The Collection and Preservation of Plants
Antiquities of Egypt
LESSONS IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR.
II. Sesostris, Shishak, Anysius, Sethos, &C....................
III. Psammetichus, Nechos, &c.
Introduction, Vowels, Consonants, &c.
IV. Apries, Amasis, Psammenitus, &c.
II. Etymology; The Article
V. Egyptian Arts and Sciences : Agriculture
137 III., IV., V., VI., VII., Nouns: Numbers, Genders, and
Commerce, Manufactures, Fine Arts, &c.
42, 58, 74, 93, 116
VI. Antigonus, Ptolemy Lagus, Philadelphus, Evergetes, VIII. Adjectives, compared
LESSONS IN ENGLISH.
VII. Ptolemy Epiphanes, Philometor, Physcon, Lathyrus,
Auletes, Cleopatra, &c. Ruins of Ancient Egypt
209 | I.
Introduction to English Composition
Introductory; Language and Grammar..
LESSONS IN ARCHITECTURE.
III. Simple Propositions...
273 | IV.
Propositions and Sentences
Buildings of Unhewn Stones
274 v. Parsing, Composition, Themes..
II. Ancient Monuments .
299 | VI.
Saxon Elements of the English Language
First Regular Constructions, Pyramids, &c.
300 VII. Exercises for Parsing, Epistolary Writing
III. Orders of Architecture ..
333 / VIII. Derivation; Prefixes, from A to Anti
IV. Excavated Temples : The Doric Order
Prefixes, from Apo to Contra
V. Grecian Architecture : The Ionic and Corinthian Orders 360 X. Prefixes, from De to Dem
VI. Roman Architecture: The Tuscan and Composite Orders 369 XI. Exercises for Parsing; Signification of Words ; Pre-
fixes, from E to Hept
LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC.
XII. Prefixes, from Hyper to Intra ; Exercises in Parsing and
II. Hebrew, Greek, and Roman Systems of Notation 27 | XIII. Remarks on Derivation ; Prefixes, from Magn to Mid 319
English and French Systems of Numeration and Nota. XIV. Prefixes; from Mille to Pent
28 XV. Remarks on Language; Prefixes, from Per to Putri ;
III. Definitions and Signs
Exercises in Parsing and Composition
Addition and Multiplication Tables
37 | XVI. Prefixes, from Quadr to Up
iy. Simple Addition, Proof of Addition
V. Simple Subtraction, Proof of Subtraction
LESSONS IN FRENCH.
VI., VII. Multiplication, Extended Multiplication Table 94, 106, 107 | 1. Section 1. Letters, Vowels, Diphthongs, Nasal
VIII. General Theorems
IX., X., XI., XII. Simple Division.
140, 145, 191,
!I. Exercises. Sections II., III., IV. The Article, Gen-
Proof of Division ....
XIII. Proofs of the Four Common Rules...
266 III. Sections V., VI., VII., Negatives, Idioms, Pronouns,
XIV. Proofs of Multiplication and Division
XV. Contractions in Multiplication
340 IV. Sections VIII., IX., X., Pronouns, Plural of Nouns,
XVI. Contractions in Division
General Principles in Division
380 V. Sections XI., XII., XIII., Agreement of Adjectives,
LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHIY.
Feminine, Plural and Place of Adjectives, &c..... 76
VI. Section XIV., List of Words for Exercises in Com-
I. Alexander Murray, Oriental Engineer.
II. George Stephenson, Railway Engineer
75 VII. Sections XV., XVI., XVII., Idioms, Comparison,
III. James Brindley, Civil Engineer
IV. James Ferguson, Astronomer
235 VIII. Sections XVIII., XIX.. Relatives, Names of Num.
V. Benjamin Franklin, Printer
bers, Idioms, &c.
VI. Benjamin Franklin, Statesman
317 IX. Sections XX., XXI., The Four Conjugations of
VII. John Harrison, First Chronometer-maker...
Verbs, Idioms, &c.
Sections XXII., XXIII., Participles, Present Indi.
LESSONS IN BOTANY.
cative, Regular and Irregular Verbs
Sections XXIV., XXV., Interrogative Form of Pre-
sent Indicative, Plural of the Imperative, &c..... 181
III., IV. The Grasses and the Corn Plants.....
-104, 119 XII... Sections XXVI., XXVII., Place of the Pronouns,
V. Classes : 1. Monandria, Mare's-tail, Starwort. 2. Dian;
dria, Privet, Speedwell. 3. Triandria; Crocụs, XIII. Sections XXVIII., XXIX., Use of the Article 217
155 XIV. Sections XXX., XXXI., Relative Pronouns, Idioms,
VI. Classes : 4. Tetrandria, Teazle, Woodruff, Madder, &c.
6. Pentandria, Gromwell, Comfrey, Bugloss, &c.
Sections XXXII., XXXIII., Unipersonal Verbs,
VII. Classes : 6. Hexandria, Hyacinth, Tulip, Lily, &c. 7.
Place of the Adverb
Heptandria, Chickweed; 8. Octandria, Heath, Knot- XVI. Sections XXXIV., XXXV., Idioms, Reflective
grase, &c. ..............
Verbs, Present Indicative, &c....
VIII. Classes : 9. Enneandria, Flowering Rush; 10. Decan- XVII. Sections XXXVI., XXXVII., Idiomatic use of ser.
dria, Arbutus, Saxifrage, Catch-iy, Stone-crop, &c. 247
IX. Classes : 11. Dodecandria, Loose-strife, Agrimony; 12. XVIII. Sections XXXVIII., XXXIX., Idioms, Present In.
Icosandria, Carnation, Pansy, Rhododendron, &C.... 280
X. Class 13. IPolyandria, Christopher, Celandine, Poppy, XIX. Sections XL., XLI., The Past Indefinite, the Past
Lime, Peony, Anemone, &c......
XI. Class 14. Didynamia, Bugle, Mint, Ground-ivy, Nettle, XX. Sections XLII., XLIII., Use of the Auxiliaries,
XII. Class 16. Tetradynamia, Sea-kale, Cress, Cabbage, &c. 326 XXI. Sections XLIV., XLV., Idioms, the Passive Verb..
XIII. Class 16. Monadelphia, Stork's-bill, Robert, Geranium, XXII. Sections XLVI., XLVII., Idiomatic use of certain
Marsh-mallow, Lollyhock, &c.