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RECOMYLNDATIONS OF GREENLEAF'S ARITHMETIC.
From D. P. Page, Esq., Principal of the English High School, Newburyport.
Benjamin Greenleaf, Esq. Dear Sir : I have with much care examined the National Arithmetic, of which you are the author, and, after having compared it, article by article, with the various other publications that have come to my hands, I hesitate not to say, that I think it contains a greater amount of matter, and a better arrangement of subjects, than any other book I have seen.
Your rules and explanations are clear and definite, and your examples are well calcuJated to fix them in the mind. I congratulate the community on this valuable accession to our list of school books ; and shall take pleasure in seeing your Arithmetic extensively introduced into all our schools, as also into that under my Yours, with just respect,
DAVID P. PAGL. From the late Principal of the Young Ladies' High School, Boston. Dear Sir: I have examined with great care Mr. Greenleaf's National Arithe metic, and have used it as a text-book for my pupils. In my view, the plan and execution of the work are quite perfect, the rules being deduced analyti. cally from examples, and followed by copious questions for practice. The pupil can hardly fail to understand as he advances ; nor can he go through the book, without being a master of the science of Arithmetic. This is not an old book with a new name, but the work of one who thoroughly understands the subject, and who has learned, from a long and successful experience in teaching, how to prepare one of the very best school books which has ever been issued from the American press.
E. BAILEY. Having for two or three years past, made constant use of Greenleaf's Na. tional Arithmetic in my School, I'am prepared to say, that it is far superior to any work I have ever used.
It appears to me to be a complete system, and well calculated, not only to in. terest the pupil, but also to give him a thorough knowledge of the science. I think it richly deserves the high commendation and liberal patronage which it generally receives.
ALFRED M. Hort,
Inst. Male School, Portsmouth, N. H. I have had the National Arithmetic, by Benjamin Greenleaf, in use in my Seminary for several months past, and take pleasure in recommending it as an excellent work.
I have no hesitation in saying, that I not only think it the best single volume on the science of arithmetic extant, but that I consider its value to be equal, if not superior, to that of any series of arithmetics now before the American public.
D. RING, Principal of the East Baltimore Female Institute. From J. Peckham, Esq., Teacher, Westminster, N. H. B. Greenleaf, Esq. Sir: I take great pleasure in recommending your Na. tional Arithmetic. A number of classes went through with the book in the course of my teaching, and I feel satisfied that they obtained a more thorough and practical knowledge of the science, than they would have done by any other text-book with which I am acquainted. While the work is sufficiently compendious and cheap for general use, it at the same time, fully illustrates every principle in common business. I think the appendix on book-keeping a very valuable addition to the Arithmetic. Your obedient servant,
JOSEPH PECKHAM. Be On reference to the “ Abstract of the Massachusetts School Returns," for 1840, it will be perceived, that Greenleaf's National Arithmetic is used in many of the best Schools and Academies in the State. And wherever teachers have given this system a fair trial, the result has been highly satisfactory.
ALGER'S MURRAY'S BOOKS.
ALGER'S MURRAY'S GRAMMAR ; being an abridgment of Murray's English Grammar, with an Appendix, containing exercises in Orthography, in Parsing, in Syntax, and in Punctuation; designed for the younger classes of learners. By Lindley Murray. To which Questions are added, Punctuation, and the notes under Rules in Syntax copiously supplied from the author's large Grammar, being his own abridgment entire. Revised, prepared, and adapted to the use of the "English Exercises,” by Israel Alger, Jr., A. M., formerly a teacher in Hawkins Street School, Boston. Improved stereotype edition.
As a cheap and compendious elementary work for general use, this is probably the best Grammar extant, which is indicated by its introduction into many Schools and Academies, in various sections of the United States. Though furnished at a moderate price, it is so copious, as, in most cases, to supersede the necessity of a larger work.
I By a vote of the School Committee, this work was introduced into all the Public Schools of the city of Boston.
ALGER'S MURRAY'S ENGLISH EXERCISES: consisting of Exercises in Parsing, instances of false Orthography, violations of the rules in Syntax, defects in Punctuation, and violation of the rules respecting perspicuous and accurate writing, with which the corresponding rules, notes, and observations, in Murray's Grammar are incorporated; also, References in Promiscuous Exercises to the Rules by which the errors are to be corrected. Revised, prepared and particularly adapted to the use of Schools, by Israel Alger, Jr., A. M. Improved stereotype edition.
Extract from the Preface. It is believed that both teachers and pupils have labored under numcrous and cerious inconveniences, in relation to certain parts of these Exercises, for the want of those facilities which this volume is designed to supply. Those rules in Mr. Murray's Grammar which relate to the correction of each part of the Exercises in Orthography, Syntax, Punctuation and Rhetorical coristruction, have been introduced into this manual immediately, preceding the Exercises to which they relate. The pupil being thus furnished with the principles by which he is to be governed in his corrections, may pursue his task with profit and pleasure. In this edition, more than forty ismo. pages of matter have been added from Mr. Murray's Grammar.
ALGER'S PRONOUNCING INTRODUCTION TO MUR. RAY'S ENGLISH READER, in which accents are placed on the principal words, to give Walker's pronunciation. Handsomely printed, from stereotype plates.
ALGER'S PRONOUNCING ENGLISH READER : being Murray's Reader, accented by Israel Alger, Jr. Printed from handsome stereotype plates, on good paper, and neatly bound.
I These editions of Murray's books are in the highest repute of any other published in the United States, and are sold at a cheap price.
PARKER'S EXERCISES IN ENGLISH COMPOSITION.
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PROGRESSIVE EXERCISES IN ENGLISH COMPOSI. TION. By R. G. Parker, A. M., Principal of the Franklin Grammar School, Boston. Thirty-ninth Stereotype Edition.
o The reputation of this little Manual is now so well established as to render it unnecessary to present many of the numerous testimonials in its favor, received from teachers and others of the first respectability.
The School Committee of Boston authorized its introduction into the Public Schools of the city, soon after the first edition was issued, and it is now the only work on Composition used in them. It has also been adopted as a textbook in a large number of the best schools and higher seminaries in various sections of the United States, having been highly commended by all intelligent teachers, who have used it, and the demand is constantly increasing.
To show the high estimate of the work in England, the fact may be stated, that it has been republished and stereotyped in London, and nine large editions have been sold there ; which, together with its favorable reception throughout the United States, furnishes sufficient evidence of its practical utility.
Among the public notices of the work in England, are the two following:
The design of this work is unexceptionably good. By a series of progres sive exercises the scholar is conducted from the formation of easy sentences to the more difficult and complex arrangement of words and ideas by step, initiated into the rhetorical propriety of the language, and furnished with directions and models for analyzing, classifying, and writing down his thoughts in a distinct and comprehensive manner. - London Jour. of Education.
of the Exercises in Composition, by Parker, we can speak with unmingled praise. It is not enough to say, that they are the best that we have, for we have none worth mention. The book is fully effective both in suggesting ideas or pointing out the method of thinking, and also in teaching the mode of ex. pressing ideas with propriety and elegance. - English Monthly Magazine.
From Mr. Walker, Principal of the Eliot School, Boston. This work is evidently the production of a thorough and practical teacher, and in my opinion it does the author much credit. By such a work all the difficulties and discouragements which the pupil has to encounter, in his first attempts to write, are in a great measure removed, and he is led on, progressively, in a methodical and philosophical manner, till he can express his ideas on any subject which circumstances or occasion may require, not only with sufficient distinctness and accuracy, but even with elegance and propriety. An elementary treatise on composition, like the one before me, is certainly much wanted at the present day. I think this work will have an extensive circulation, and I hope the time is not distant, when this branch of education, hitherto much neglected, will receive that attention which in some degree its importance demands.
From J. W. Bulkley, Esq., Principal of an Academy, Albany. I have examined “ Parker's Exercises in Composition,” and am delighted with the work; I have often felt the want of just ihat kind of aid, that is here afforded : the use of this book will diminish the labor of the teacher, and great. ly facilitate the progress of the pupil in a study that has hitherto been attended with many trials to the teacher, and perplexities to the learner.
If Mr. Parker has not strewed the path of the student with flowers, he has “ removed many stumbling-blocks out of the way, made crooked things straight, and rough places smooth." It is certainly one of the happiest efforts that I have ever seen in this department of letters, - affording to the student a beau. tiful introduction to the most important principles and rules of rhetoric; and I would add, that if carefully studied, it will afford a “sure guide" to written com. position. Í shall use my influence to secure its introduction to all our schools.
BOSTON SCHOOL ATLAS.
BOSTON SCHOOL ATLAS. Embracing a Compendium of Geography. Containing seventeen Maps and Charts. "Embellished with instructive Engravings. Twelfth edition, handsomely printed, from new plates. One volume, quarto.
The Maps are all beautifully engraved and painted ; and that of Massachu. setts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, contains the boundaries of every town in those states.
Although this book was designed for the younger classes in schools, for which it is admirably calculated, yet its maps are so complete, its questions so full, and its summary of the science so happily executed, that, in the opinion of many, it contains all that is necessary for the pupil in our common schools.
From the Preface to the Sixth Edition. The universal approbation and extensive patronage bestowed upon the former editions of the Boston School Atlas, has induced the publishers to present this edition with numerous improvements. The maps of the Word, North America, United States, Europe, England, and Asia, have been more perfectly drawn, and re-engraved on steel; and the maps of Maine, of New Hampshire and'Vermont, and of the Western States, also, on steel, have been added ; and some improvements have been made in the elemental part.
It has been an object, in the revision of this edition, to keep the work, as much as possible, free from subjects liable to changes, and to make it a permanent Geography, which may hereafter continue to be used in classes without the inconvenience of essential variations in different editions.
From R. G. Parker, author of " Progressive Exercises in English Composi.
tion," and other popular works. I have examined a copy of the Boston School Atlas, and have no hesitation in recommending it as the best introduction to the study of Geography that I have seen. The compiler has displayed much judgment in what he has omitted, as well as what he has selected ; and has thereby presented to the public a neat manual of the elements of the science, unencumbered with use. lese matter and uninteresting detail. The mechanical execution of the work is neat and creditable, and I doubt not that its inerits will shortly introduce it to general use.
R. G. PARKER. From E. Bailey, Principal of the Young Ladies' School, Boston. I was so well pleased with the plan and execution of the Boston School Atlas, that I introduced it into my school, soon after the first edition was published. I regard it as the best work for beginners iu the study of Geography which has yet fallen under my observation; as such I would recommend it to the notice of parents and teachers.
From the Principal of one of the High Schools in Portland. I have examined the Boston School Atlas, Elements of Geography, &c., and think it admirably adapted to beginners in the study of the several subjects treated on. It is what is wanted in all books for learners-simple, philosophical, and practical. I hope it will be used extensively.
Yours, respectfully, JAS. FURBISH. I have perused your Boston School Atlas with much satisfaction. It seems to me to be what has been needed as an introduction to the study of Geography, and admirably adapted to that purpose.
Very respectfully, yours, &c. B. D. EMERSON.
SMITH'S CLASS BOOK OF ANATOMY.
THE CLASS BOOK OF ANATOMY, explanatory of the first principles of Human Organization, as the basis of Physical Education; with numerous Illustrations, a full Glossary, or explanation of technical terms, and practical Questions at the bottom of the page. By J. V. C. Smith, M. D., rmerly Professor of General Anatomy and Physiology in the Berkshire Medical Institution. Sixth, Improved stereotype Edition.
This work has received the highest testimonials of approbation from the most respectable sources, and has already been adopted as a text book in many schools and colleges in various sections of the United States.
The estimation in which it is held in other countries may be inferred from the fact, that a translation of it has recently been made into the Italian language, at Palermo, under the supervision of the celebrated Dr. Placido Portel. It is also in the progress of translation into the Hawaiian language, by the American missionaries at the Sandwich Islands, to be used in the higher schools, among the natives; and the plates are soon to be forwarded, with reference to that object, by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions ; which furnishes conclusive evidence of its value and utility. From Reo. Hubbard Winsloro, Pastor of Boudoin St. Church, Boston.
Boston, Noo. 7, 1836. I have examined the Class Book of Anatomy, by Dr. Smith, with very great satisfaction. For comprehensiveness, precision, and philosophical arrangement, it is surpassed by no book of the kind which I have ever seen. The study of Anatomy and Physiology, to some extent, is exceedingly interesting and useful as a branch of common education ; and it is to be desired that it should be more extensively adopted in all our higher schools. To secure this end, there is no other book before the public so well prepared as the one under remark. It is also a convenient compend to lie upon the table of the scientific anatomist and physician, and a very valuable family book for reference, and for explanation of terms which often occur in reading.
We are gratified to see the attempt to introduce a new subject to ordinary students. It is wonderful that civilized man has been so long willing to remain ignorant of the residence of his mind, and the instruments by which it operates. The book before us abounds in information in which every adult reader will feel a deep interest, and from which all may derive valuable lessons of a practical kind. We are gratified to see frequent references to the Great First Cause of life and motion. We cordially wish
success to his enter. prise in a path almost untrodden.-American Annals of Education. Copy of a Communication from Mr. C. H. Allen, of the Franklin Academy,
North Andover, Dec. 10, 1836. Mr. R. S. Davis. Dear Sir: During my vacation, I have had time to examine Smith's Class Book of Anatomy, the second edition of which you have recently published. I do not hesitate to speak of it as the very work which the public have long demanded. It contains knowledge which should be widely diffused. The author is remarkably clear in his explanations and descriptions, and very systematic in his arrangement. So that he has rendered this neglected branch of useful knowledge highly interesting to all classes.
CHAs. H. ALLEN.