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Patriotismi.
.... 225 The Common School Teacher......

244 The Greatest Navigable Stream of the Old

NATURAL SCIENCE. World. 226 The Brook......

. 247 Aunt Bethia's School.....

227

MATHEMATICS. The New England Schools 229 Solution of Problem

249 School-Rooms Should be Attractive... 230 Solution

250 Order

231 Solution of the Question in Probabilities..... 260 Compromise

233

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. Things 233 Grammar .......

251 The Habit of Neatness.

234

PHILOLOGY. Physical Education .... 236 The Study of Words

- 252 “Queries and Replies," 238 Bad Grammar ........

253 Take Care of Little Things. 239 A Coinciderce

253 The True Thing ......

239

EDITORS' DÉPARTMENT. The Sewing Machine..... 240 The General Exercise....

253 To Clear the Eye of Dust.. 240 A Good Family School

255 School Goes Wrong,—Where's the Blame.... 240 The Sanitarium

265 The Lily of the Field... 242 A New Primary Geography.....

255 The Race of Life...

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The Perfect Teacher......

257

NATURAL SCIENCE. The Folly of Pride......

259 Extracts from an Address by Gov. Banks .... 97 The Rain.... Wound, or Wooned... 260 Intelligence of the Lark..

278 Schoolmasters....

260

PHILOLOGY. The Blue Sky.....

263 A Few Thoughts on a Common Topic... Final Disposal of the Famous Dighton Rock. 264 The Venerable Bede....... Application....Childhood

264 QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATIOxs. The Power of One Good Boy

265 Questions Submitted to the Candidates for A Grammatical Query....

266 Admission to the High School, Chicago.. 281 Prentice on his Brother Bob,”

268

MATHEMATICS. The Schoolmaster........

269 Extraction of the Square Root.... Another Laura Bridgman.... An Old Man.... 271 Contractions in Multiplication.... Procrastinations.... Be Truthful to Children.. 272

EDITORS' DEPARTMENT.
The Rate at which Waves Travel ............ 272 Letter from an Editor ....
The Post of Duty..

... 273 Success Makes Enemies:
Magnetic Masks.... A Problem.
273 The Atlantic Monthly..

287 The Habit of Self-Reliance..... 274 Thermo Therapeia

287 Dainty and Discontented

276

Boor TABLE. Lessons from the War....

276 The Rebellion Record......

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