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OMAN ANTIQUITIES AND ANCIENT
MYTHOLOGY. By CHARLES K. DILLAWAY, A. M., Principal in the Boston Public Latin School. Illustrated by elegant Engravings. Fourth edition, improved.
This work is rapidly going into use all over our country ; it is already introduced into most of our High Schools and Academies, and many of our Colleges. A new and beautiful edition has just been published.
In a small duodecimo, of about a hundred and fifty pages, he concentrates the most valuable and interesting particulars relating to Roman antiquity ; together with as full an account of heathen mythology, as is generally needed in our highest seminaries. A peculiar merit of this compilation, and one which will gain it admission into our highly respectable female seminaries, is the total absence of all allusion, even the most remote, to the disgusting obscenities of ancient mythology; while, at the same time, nothing is omitted, which a pure mind would feel interested to know. We recommend the book 'as a valuable addition to the treatises in our schools and academies. -Education Reporter, Boston.
(From E. Bailey, Principal of the Young Ladies' High School, Boston.)
Messrs. Gould, Kendall, & Lincoln :-Having used." Dilla, way's Roman Antiquities and Ancient Mythology", in my school for several years, I commend it to teachers, with great confidence, as a valuable text-book on those interesting branches of education
E. BAILEY. Boston, Nov. 16, 1835.
We well remember, in the days of our pupilage, how unpopu. lar as a study was the volume of Roman Antiquities introduced in the academic course. It wearied on account of its prolixity, filling a thick octavo, and was the prescribed task each afternoon for a long three months. It was reserved for one of our Boston instructors to apply the condensing apparatus to this mass of crudities, and so to modernize the antiquities of the old Romans, as to make a befitting abridgment for schools of the first order.
Mr. Dillaway has presented such a compilation as must be interesting to lads, and become popular as a text-book. Historical facts are stated with great simplicity and clearness; the most important points are seized upon, while trifling peculiarities are passed unnoticed.-American Traveller.
Gould, Kendall, Lincoln's Publications.
TUAL DEFINER; designed for the Use of Schools.
At a meeting of the School Committee of the City of Provi. dence, holden at the Council Chamber, on Thursday, the 2oth of May, 1836, the following vote was passed unanimously :
“Voted, That the book recently published by Rufus Claggett, Esq., entitled, · The American Expositor, or Intellectual De. finer,' be introduced into all the public Writing Schools in this city. A true copy
Attest, Wm. Aplin, Sec'y. “ The American Expositor" having come under my notice, I take pleasure in saying, that I deem it a valuable acquisition to our school classics; and shall be happy to do what I can to facilitate its general introduction into schools.
Principal of Seekonk Seminary, Providence.
C. Soule Carter,
Boston, July 6. To provide the means for a more thorough understanding of the meaning and uses of the words of our language, is the main purpose of this work. As a means of intellectual discipline, the study of words on this plan must be highly favorable ; and we hope that discerning teachers will not fail of adopting it in their schools. The change must be, in every way, favorable to the teacher and the taught.
A. BRONSON ALCOTT.
Guild & HARPER,
Arcade Classical Institute, March 16, 1836.
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Boston, July 7, 1836. “ The American Expositor" is, in my opinion, a work of great merit. It embraces a regular course of instruction in definitions, by which the minds of pupils may be successfully disciplined, and a ready, free, and correct use of words acquired. I will only add, that, were I to recommend a set of text books on elementary instruction, the American Expositor would be one of the first on the catalogue.
CORNELIUS WALKER, Principal of Wells Public Grammar School.
EMERSON'S SCHOOL READERS. THE FIRST CLASS READER; a Selection for Ex
ercises in Reading, from Standard British and American authors, in Prose and Verse. For the Use of Schools in the United States. By B. D. EMERSON, Jate Principal of the Adanis Grammar School, Boston.
THE SECOND CLASS READER; designed for the Use of the Middle Classes of Schoo!s in the United States. By B. D. EMERSON.
THE THIRD CLASS READER; designed for the Use of the Younger Classes in the Schools of the United States. By B. D. Emerson.
EMERSON'S PROGRESSIVE PRIMER and Fourth Class Reader; a First Book for Children, to be used introductory to his Spelling Book and Third Class Reader, or other similar Books.
RECOMMENDATIONS. Sır:-I have the honor herewith to transmit you a copy of the accepted report, submitted on the second instant to the Pennsylvania Association of Monitorial Teachers, by the Committee to whom had been referred a series of Class Book-, compiled by Mr. B. D. Emerson. I am, sir, with much respect, your humble servant,
Wm. C. Barton, Recording Secretary. The Committee appointed to examine books, report that they have had under consideration those which were referred to them at the last ineeting of the Association, and are prepared to recommend Emerson's Series of Reading Books to the attention of the Association, and to leachers generally, as well adapted to the higher classes in our schools. The selections are rich and varied, and the suggestions and practical hints to teachers are judicious, and such as, if properly applied, will lead to beneficial resulta. We are happy to learn that the compiler designs to prepare a fourth book of the series, calculated for a lower class. When this shall have been accomplished, if the effort be as successful as his former, (of which there can be no doubt,) we think a coinplete set of reading lessons, of easy and regular gradation, will be in the possession or every teacher. (Signed) J. L. Rhees, A. T. W. Wright, Sam'ı F. Watson.