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Certificate from the Principal of the Franklin Academy, Dover, N. H. The Class Book of Anatomy I have examined with attention, and am satisfied it is admirably adapted to the purpose for which it was intended. I have always been deeply interested in the study of anatomy, and think it important that every well educated person should have some knowledge of the science. I shall take pleasure in introducing it into my seminary whenever circumstances will permit.

Newton E. MARBLE. We earnestly recommend this book to the attention of the public. A copy should be in every library at least, if it be not adopted in schools. If the young knew themselves better they would trifle with themselves less, and should a thorough knowledge of the organic structure be obtained by the mass of the people, we should have less of disease.- Lowell Journal.

Seldom, if ever, have we examined a work upon this interesting and important subject of like value, clearness, and perspicuity, as the one under consideration. The learned author has happily succeeded in simplefying and explaining the subject of Anatomy, and in bringing its abstruse principles down to the comprehension of common individuals. To be able successfully to understand the nature of our own curious organization, is a desideratum devoutly to be wished for; but we believe this work is sufficiently plain and practical to be understood by all. The author has here studiously avoided many of those technical phrases which are generally thrown around the science, apparently as a sort of barrier to its general investigation. We know not why the science of Anatomy, and, in fact, the general principles of Medicine, should not be practically understood by all. We believe the work under consideration to be one of great merit, and we trust it will soon be introduced into all our higher schools.-Fall River Patriot. Extract from a letter to the Author, dated Aug. ?, 1836, from Stephen W.

Williams, M. D., late Professor of Medical Jurisprudence in the Berkshire Medical Institution, connected with Williams College.

It affords me great pleasure to learn that your excellent Class Book of Anatomy has gone into a new stereotyped edition. I have adopted it as the first book of study for my students.

Extract from a notice in the Portsmouth Journal, by a Clergyman. It has been commonly thought not essential to a liberal education, and, with the exception of the medical fraternity, the persons have been very few who obtained even an elementary knowledge of this science. But we think it difficult to conceive of scientific knowledge more important than that which, while it affords man a knowledge of the structure of his body, presents almost irresistible inducements to study the nature and powers of his mind. The study of Anatomy is almost certain to lead to the study of the general physiology of human nature.

We have read with pleasure and with profit the book which is announced at the head of this article, and can cordially recommend it for the purpose it proposes. It is a neat 12mo work of 286 pages. The type, paper, and whole execution do credit to the artist. The subjects are illustrated by upwarıls of one hundred plates; and we never saw anatomical diagrams of the same stamp equally well executed.

We are glad that Dr. Smith has made this effort to diffuse anatomical knowledge, and hope the “Class Book” will find its way, not only into schools, but into private libraries. The style is plain, easy, and lucid; and, for its size, it is decidedly the best book we have seen upon this science. Young gentlemen and ladies, making any pretensions to education, would do themselves good service to procure the work and enrich their minds with its contents.


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 Punctuatian; 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.

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 numerous and serious 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 construction, 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 Gramınar.

ALGER'S PRONOUNCING INTRODUCTION TO MURRAY'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.

8 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.


WALKER'S BOSTON SCHOOL DICTIONARY, Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language. Abridged for the use of Schools throughout the United States. To which is annexed, an Abridgment of Walker's Key to the pronunciation of Greek, Latin and Scripture Proper Names. Boston stereotype edition.

This handsome and correct edition, prepared for the Boston schools, with great care, has so long been used, that it is only necessary for the publisher to keep it in a respectable dress, to ensure it a general circulation.

The price of the work, neatly bound in leather, is reduced to 50 cts. single, $5,00 a dozen.

THE CLASSICAL READER. A Selection of Lessons in Prose and Verse, from the most esteemed English and American Writers. Intended for the use of the higher classes in Public and Private Seminaries. By Rev. F. W. P. Greenwood and G. B. Emerson, of Boston. Tenth stereotype edition.

This work is highly approved, as a First Class Reader, and has received many commendable notices from Public Journals throughout the United States, from which the following are selected.

From the Visiter and Telegraph, Richmond, Va. This work is a valuable acquisition to our schools. It is a work purely national and inodern. It has many valuable historical facts and anecdotes iit relation to the early history, the character, manners, geography and scenery of our country: In the matter it contains, it is well adapted to the taste, feelings, and habits of the present age. It embodies many of the brightest and most sparkling gems of Irving, Webster, Everett, Jefferson, Channing, Sparks, Bryant, Percival, &c.

From the American Journal of Education. We are happy to see another valuable addition to the list of reading books, -one which has been compiled with a strict regard to the tendency of the pieces it contains, and which bears the stamp of so high a standard of literary iaste. In these respects the Classical Reader is highly creditable to its editors.

Extract from the North Amcrican Review. The Classical Reader is selected from the very hest authors, and the quantity from each, or the number of pieces of a similar character, by different authors, affords all that can be required for classes, and in sufficient variety, too, of manner, to facilitate greatly the formation of correct habits of reading, and a good taste. From each of those considerations, we give it our cordial recommendation.

The Publisher respectfully solicits the attention of Teachers, School Committees, and all interested in the cause of Education, to the foregoing list of School Books,-feeling confident that an examination of the works will lead to a conviction of their merits,-copies of which will be furnished for this purpose, with a view to their adoption, without charge.


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