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ELEMENTS OF HISTORY, ANCIENT AND MODERN, with a Chart, and Tables of History, within the volume, by J. E. WORCESTER, LL. D A now edition, revised, enlarged, and brought down to the present time, by the author. 418 pp. 12mo.

Worcester's History has for many years occupied a high place among the text books. The new edition, being printed from entirely nero stereotype plates, is a great improvement upon former editions. Applicants for admission into the freshman class at Harvard College are examined in this book.

The following extracts from the preface to the new edition will convey some idea of the plan of the book.

“ The method of using the work will be found simple and easy. After The student bas attended to the three short sections on the Uses, Sources, and Divisions of History, it is recommended that he shonld study carefully

the Chart of History, with the use of the Description, Illustration and · Questions. By this means he will have the general outlines of history,

with the periods of the rise and fall of the principal states and empires, impressed on his mind; and having thus gained a comprehensive view of the whole ground, he will be prepared to study the particular parts with great advantage. The tables of Grecian, Roman, French, English, and American History, are designed to be attended to in connection with the portions of the volume relating to the history of Greece, Rome, France, England, and the United States, respectively."

SMELLIE'S PHILOSOPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY. Revised, and adapted to the present state of mowledge, by John Ware, M. D.

THE COMMON SCHOOL BOOKKEEPING, by CHARLES NORTHEND. In two books - a Day-book and Leger, — with blank paper attached to oach book; being within itself a complete system of single entry.

SINGER'S FIRST BOOK, by J. and H. BIRD. SINGER'S SECOND BOOK, by do. SACRED LYRIST, or SINGER'S THIRD BOOK, by do. NASON’S VOCAL CLASS BOOK, for high schools, &c.

YE NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL SONG BOOK, by Asa Fitz. THE AMERICAN SCHOOL SONG BOOK, by do.

THE AMERICAN VOCALIST, by Rev. D. H. MANSFIELD, designed for the church, the vestry, and tho parlor, embracing in a single volume more than 500 tunes adapted to every occasion of public and social worship, and containing nearly all the gems of music that have been composed within the last 500 years. The poetry alone would fill a large volume, a whole hymn being set to a tune instead of a single verse.

CUSHING'S MANUAL. Rules of proceeding and debate in deliberative assemblies by Luther S. Cushing, for twelve years clerk of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. From Peleg W. Chandler, Esq., President of the Boston Common Council.

“Cushing's Manual is a valuable accession to the libraries of those who are called upon to preside in deliberative assemblies; and we believe the necessity of such a work as this has been very generally felt in our country, where every citizen is occasionally called upon to exercise the dutios of a presiding officer."

COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC. " No one can hold · Colburn's First Lessons'in higher estimation than I do; and I think whoever undertakes to furnish a substitute for that little book, which shall better answer the purpose, will fail in his purpose."-E. JOCELY*, Princi pal of the Female High School, Salem Mass. :

1849 Colburn 8 First Lessons in Arithmetic.

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Extract from Mr. Page's Lecture before the American Institute

August 1843. Mr. Page is now Principal of the Normal School at Albany. I shall venture to mention The book which I consider the proneer in this country, in the great reform in school books. It is a book of small size, of no very loud pretensions, but it is THE Book which has done more in this country, 77t only for the particular branch on which it treats, but for most other branches, by its indirect influence upon the character of teachers and authors, and the method of imparting instruction in general, than any other that has 'pea written in our language. It is that little volume called • FIRS: LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC, BY WARREN CO.BURN.' In this book of 160 pages, Mr. C. has opened the principles of Arithmetic in a strictly analytic way, as he says, after the manner of Pestalozzi.

The reason, the understanding, is addressed, and led on step by step, till the whole is taken into the mind and becomes a part of it. The memory is little thought of, yet the memory cannot let it slip; for what has been drunk in, as it were, by the understanding, and made a part of the mind, the mind never forgets ! To how many a way-worn and weary pupil under the old system; to how many a proficient, who could number his half dozen authors, and twice that number of manuscript cyphering books; to how many a teacher even, who had taught the old system, winter after winter, and yet saw but as 'through a glass darkly; to how many such, was this book on its appearance ? Their First Lessons in Arithmetic ?' WARREN COLBURN's name should be written in a conspicuous place, in letters of gold, for this service. Extract from the Report of the Committee on Arithmetic, of the

Essex County Teachers' Association. - Nov. 30, 1838. Colburn's 'FIRST LESSONS,' it is admitted by all who have made themselves thoroughly acquainted with them, are beyond nll estimation. It is the opinion of the Committee, that the Analysis of the principles of Arithmetic is as perfectly presented in this little book as it can be done. There is just enough of it; neither too much nor too little. They are further of tre opinion, that it should be a text book in every school, not to take the place of written arithmetic, but to take its own place. * * * It is no perishable fame to have been the author of COLBURN'S 'FIRST LESSONS.'

The Annual Report of the School Committee of Cambridge, as submitted, March, 1844, in speaking of tae Text Books used in the schools, says, Colburn's First Lessons - perhaps, all things considered the best Elementary School Book in the language - is used in the Middle Schools.'

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BOSTON:
WILLIAM J. REYNOLDS & CO.

No. 24 CORNHILI.

1849.

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