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D.

OR,

A SELECTION

66

READING LESSONS;

BEING A SEQUEL TO THE YOUNG SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT."

OF

BY ROBERT CONNEL,

TEACHER OF ENGLISH, HISTORY, And geography, GLASGOW;

AUTHOR OF THE "YOUNG SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT,' "ENGLISH GRAMMAR," ETC.

ELEVENTH EDITION,

REVISED, IMPROVED, AND GREATLY ENLARGED.

GLASGOW:

ANDREW RETHER GLEN,

DAVID ROBERTSON, GRIFFIN & CO., ORR & SONS, LUMSDEN
AND SON, G. & J. CAMERON, AND WILLIAM COLLINS;
FRASER & CO., OLIVER & BOYD, AND A. & C. BLACK, EDINBURGH
LEWIS SMITH, ABERDEEN; JAMES DEWAR & SON, AND
THOMAS RICHARDSON, PERTH.

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

MDCCCLIII.

Price One Shilling Bound.

DOL LIBR

30.DEC 1915 OXFORD

PREFACE.

THAT much improvement has of late years taken place in the art of teaching, no one who has carefully studied the subject, can for a moment doubt. This improvement consists chiefly in the greater amount of knowledge conveyed, and in the better cultivation of the intellectual faculties. Formerly, the memory, in the course of early education, was almost the only faculty called into exercise; now, the understanding and the judgment receive more generally that degree of attention to which, by their pre-eminence, they are so justly entitled. It was for the purpose of facilitating this rational system of instruction, that the present little volume has been compiled, and that it may more effectually accomplish the end in view, there have been appended to most of the prose lessons, questions for the purpose of exercising the pupil upon what he has been reading. These are often less numerous than could have been wished; but the skilful teacher will easily be able to supply the deficiency in course of examination. The utmost care has been taken in the selection of the pieces, that they should be simple and easily apprehended, all interesting in their nature, and improving in their tendency, and such as might at once cultivate the taste and give exercise to the understanding. A regular gradation, from that which is simple to that which is more difficult, will be found to pervade the whole. The poetry has been selected with peculiar care, and only such pieces admitted as were thought calculated both to interest and improve the juvenile mind.

126 Campbell Street, Blythswood Hill,
GLASGOW, МАКСИ 1832.

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