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RICHARDSON, LORD AND HOLBROOK, BOSTON
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The attention of all persons interested in Education, is respectfully invited to the following works, which are thought to embrace important improvements Copies furnished gratis for examination. The correspondence of persons preparing works for publication in any department of Education is solicitea.
( Also for sale as above, a general assortment of Classical, Law, Medical and Miscellaneous Works. School Committees, Merchants, Libraries and Lyceums supplied on the most liberal terms.
HALL'S LECTURES. LECTURES ON SCHOOL KEEPING. By SAMUEL R. Hall.
This work is intended to be a complete school teacher's manual, and contains all the necessary practical directions for their observance in the instruction and government of schools.' The following extracts from some notices which have been taken of the work will show how it has been received. Letter from the President of the 'Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Public
Schools.' The perusal of Hall's Lectures on School Keeping has afforded me much satisfaction. He evidently well understood his subject, and has illustrated it with a practical common sense, which, on such topics, is rarely to be met with.
It woult, in my opinion, be a valuable service to the cause of education, if the work in question were extensively diffused and attentively read, not only by those who presume to teach children in schools, but also by parents who profess to instruct their offspring to a certain extent at home.
Entertaining these sentiments and views, I would recommend Hall's Lectures, as auxiliary in the work of general education.
ROBERTS VAUX. Philad. 3d mo. 2, 1830. “We had an opportunity to hear a great part of the MS. read, and we are prepared to recommend it in the highest terms.'_Boston Recorder.
The Boston Recorder at another time says; 'We rejoice in the appearance of this little work before the commencement of the winter schools, that the teachers may pro. vide themselves with a convenient Manual which they may daily and hourly consult with profit to themselves and to their pupils.' Mr. Josian HOLBROOK, in his pamphlet on Lyceums, and the improvement of common schools, lately published, says ;'I would recommend to every teacher in tne Union to procure a copy of Hall's Lectures on School Keeping.' The Boston PalLADIUM, after extracting the notice of it from the Recorder, says;. We have also examined it, and are prepared to add our testimony as to its merits.'
We heartily subscribe to most of the principles laid down in this work.* * * * * We hope that ihe teachers of our city and state, will procure Mr. Hall's Lectures, to improve themselves in the art which they exercise.'--Philadelphia U.S. Gazette.
"We have looked over these Lectures with much interest, and should be pleased to see them in the hands of every teacher. They may be profitably studied and adopted by all who are concerned in the instruction of youth.'--Conn. Courier.
• We think both sexes of teachers will reap much benefit from this work, and that all instructers would do well to have it in their possession.'-Norwich Spect.
ALGER'S PERRY'S SPELLING-BOOK. The ORTHOEPICAL GUIDE TO THE English Tongue, bring Per ry's Spelling-Book, revised and corrected, with Walker's Fronuncias tion precisely applied on a new scheme. Containing also Moraj Lessons, Fables and much useful matter for the instruction of youth. By Israel Ilger, Jun. A. M.
THE NATIONAL SPELLING-BOOK, and Pronouncing Tutor; containing the rudiments of Orthography and Pronunciation, on an improved plan, by which the sound of every syllable is distinctly shown, according to Walker's principles of English Orthoepy, with Progressive Reading Lessons. Designed for the use of schools in the U. S. By B. D. EMERSON, Principal of the Adams Grammar School, Boston.
The improvements claimed for this over most other Spelling-Books, are;~1. That it precisely points out the pronunciation of each syllable, in every word, according to Walker's principles;-2. That it does this on a plan easily comprehended by the learner, and without the incumbrance of numerous marks and characters, which are so objectionable;3. That it contains more matter, in the same number of pages, and in the same liberal type;—4. That the classification and arrangement are better suited to the progressive improvement of learners, and peculiarly adapted to the exercises of monitorial teaching; - and 5. That the mechanical execution of the work is done in a faithful and neat man
*This Spelling-Book has been recommended by the Vermont School Commissioners, chosen by the Legislature, for use in the Public Schools throughout that State. It' has also been introduced into some of the first Schools in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, 8. C. Mobile, and the Western and Southern States.
X After a very careful examination, the School Committee ordered this work to be introduced into all the public schools of Boston, where it is now exclusively used.
“ The ingenious classification of the words, so as to mark accurately the sounds, no only of the accented, but of the unaccented syllables; the conciseness and simplicity of the introduction and key; the abundance and judicious arrangement of the matter con tained in the work, and its faithful mechanical execution, render it, in our opinion, de cidedly superior to any Spelling-Book with which we are acquainted." John FROST, ABRAHAM ANDREWS, CORNELIUS WALKER,
, Field, } Masters is the Department of Reading and Grammar in the Public Schools of Boston. 6 Having carefully examined a copy of the National Spelling-Book,' by B. D. Emer. son, I do not hesitate to say that in my opinion, it is beyond all comparison the best book of the kind with which I am acquainted.”
EBENEZER BA:LEY, Principal of the
Young Ladies' High School, Boston. “ This Spelling-book is the result of the labours of a practical and popus ir teacher; and, so far as I have the means of judging, it has the advantage when compared with any other book of the kind that has ever been published, either in Great Britain or the United States."
John PIERPONT, Compiler of the
American First Class Book, National Reader, &c. “The plan of the National Spelling-Book is happily devised for the aid of school teachers, and for the intellectual improvement of scholars. It is very desirable that it be universally introduced. Send me a hundred to be introduced into this re on. Your's, &c."
ANDREW Yates, Pres. of the Polytechny Instit. Chittenango, N. Y “Philadelphia, Oct. 28, 1828. Having examined the National Spelling-Book of Mr. Benjamin D. Emerson, with considerable care and attention, we are free to express our opinion decidedly in its favor.” JNO. M. BREWER, S. C. WALKER, SAML. Jones,
Jos. R. EASTBURN, J. H. BROWN, “ Having examined with some care, the National Spelling-Book, compiled by B. D. Emerson, we cheerfully express our approbation of the work. We recommend the work to the school committees, instructers, and others concerned in directing common edu. cation throughout our country.".
B. B. WINNER, D. D. and WM. JENKS, D. D. Boston.
Rev. N. BOUTON, Concord, N. H. Rev. N. W. WILLIAMS, Do. “We have examined Mr. B. D. Emerson's Spelling-Book, with care and satisfaction. We think it contains improvements on initiatory boole of the same class heretofor used."
Levi HEDGE, L. L. D. and SIDNEY WILLARD, A, M. Haro. Unioer. “I must say, I like the National Spelling-Book better than any other I ever saw; and I have seen mary.'
J. I. HITCHCOCK, Instructer, Baltimore,
and author of a popular System of Book-keeping “I think the National Spelling-Book deserving of ample consideration, by teachers and committees, entrusted with the selection of school hocks.” WALTER R. Johnson,
Princ. of the High School Franklin Ins. Phila. I have recently examined Emerson's National Spelling-Book, with much satisfaction It is inferior to no one with which I am acquainted
In his attempt to exhibit the exact pronunciation of each syllable in every word, on a new plan to be easily understood by the learner, and to suit the arrangement to the progress of the pupil, better than is done in any other works of a similar character, I think the author has fully succeeded. I hope, and believe that it will be extensively used in the schools of our country,
FREDERICK HALL, Principal of Mount Hope Institution, Baltimore. It is the best work of the kind wnich I have examined, both in the orthography, pru. munciation an i arrangement of words. WILLIAM H. COFFIN, Principal of the
Public School, No. 1. Baltimore The National Spelling-Book is, in my opinion, far superior to any other used in our community. I hope it will be introduced uriversally into use.
JAMES E. SEARLYE, Teacher, Fell's Point, Baltimore. I have examined with equal attention and satisfaction, the National Spelling-Book, and hesitate not to say, that it is the best Spelling-Book I have ever seen. It is, what it professes to be, and what has long been wanted, a correct and accurate Spelling-Book, according to the best standards of orthography and pronunciation. By the aid of this book, every sound in the English language will be acquired with ease, and the defects too prevalent in adults, and even in many who are reputed to be well educated, will be prevented. I do most cordially recommend it to teachers throughout the United States.
NATHANIEL N. IBBETSON, Teacher, Baltimore We have been delayed by other matters in noticing this little work as early as its merits would seem to require; but we now take occasion to mention the “ National Spelling. Book," by Mr. B. D. Emerson, as one, which appears to justify, on inspection, the many approbatory notices of it, that we have seen in different quarters, and indeed to have a strong claim to the favorable regards of parents and teuchers. The National Spelling Book is one of the results of this improving spirit; and from its general scope and arrangen,unt, seems entitled to a place in the front rank of the class.
Baltimore Patriot. This is altogether the best book of the kind we have ever seen and parents an 1 teachers should examine its various advantages over nther buoks of the same class. Uno of the most important is, that it precisely points out the pronunciation of each syllable, in every word, according to Walker's Principles of Orthoepy. This is done by an ingo. nious classification of wor so as to mark accurately the sounds, not only of the ac. cented, but of the unaccented syllables, in a manner which bears every mark of having been the result of the labours of a practical and skilful teacher, who had carefully noticed the defects of former works, and was thus enabled to avoid them. Recommended also by the following gentlemen:
Jonathan HOMER, D.D. Newton.
EMERSON'S INTRODUCTION. AN INRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL SPELLING-Book; containing the first principles of Orthography and Pronunciation on the plan pursued in the National Spelling-Book, calculated for beginners.
WEBSTER'S OLD SPELLING-BOOK, THE AMERICAN SPELLING-Buok; containing the Rudiments of the English Language, for the use of Schools in the U. S. By Noah Webster.
WEBSTER'S NEW SPELLING-BOOK. THE ELEMENTARY SPELLING-Book; being an improvement on the American Spelling-Book. By Noah Webster, LL. D.
BOSTON READING LESSONS, for Primary Schools. 8th, Edition.
Since the publication of the first edition of this little book, some alterations and addi tions have been made, at the request of the committee for Primary Schools in Boston; and in consequence it has been adopted, by direction of the committee, as the common reading book, in those schools. It has also been adopted in many other schools in various parts of the country. The school commissioners of the State of Vermont have decided in its favor, for use throughout that State.
I. THE AMERICAN First Class Book, Or Exercises in Reading and Recitation, selected principally from Modern Authors of Great Britain and America, and designed for the use of the highest Class in public and private Schools. By John Pierpont, Author of the National Reader, Introduction to the National Reader, &c.
II. THE NATIONAL READER, Being a selection of exercises in Reading and Speaking, designed to fill the same place in the Schools of the United States, that is held in those of Great Britain by the compilations of Murray, Scott, Enfield, &c. By John Pierpont, Author of the American First Class Book.
III. IntroDUCTION TO THE NATIONAL READER, selection of Easy Lessons, designed to fill the same place in the common Schools of the U. S. that is held by Murray's Introduction and the compilations of Guy, Mylius, and Pinnock, in those of Great Britain. By John Pierpont, compiler of the National Reader.
IV. The Young READER, (just published,) A selection of exercises in Reading, designed to succeed the Spelling-Book and preeede the Introduction to the National Reader. By John Pierpont.
These four works, compiled by the Rev. John Pierpont, compose a series which is undoubtedly more suitable for the purposes for which they were designed, than any previous publications; and they are more popular among those who have the direction of education than any ever published in this country, unless Murray's be excepted. There is a decided advantage in possessing sets of elementary books by the same author, who has pursued a similar plan with each, rising step by step, and who it is to be presumed would be better able to preserve the proper gradation of style and matter than several different individuals would. This will be found to be the case in the present seriesand no matter, which appears in one, is inserted in either of the others, so that the four compilations may he and are intended to be used in different classes in the same school, without compelling those in the lower classes to anticipate the labors or pleasures of the higher, or requiring them, on being advanced to a higher, to read over and over again pieces with which they have become familiar in a lower class, as is frequently the case where works by different authors are used.
The matter will also be found to be of a lively, entertaining character, calculated to arrest and fix ihe attention of youth, without which all experienced teachers are aware it is in vain to attempt to make good readers. Sensible of the truth of this, teachers have long complained of the want of attraction in the matter of which the works generally in use were composed; and that the pupils were compelled to go through theit exercises in them as a task, rather than a pleasure, as it should be made.
To remedy this deficiency, and to supply a series of works which should be better adapted than any English conīpilations that have yet appeared, to the state of society in this country, and less obnoxious to compiaint on the ground of their national or political character, than it is reasonable to expect that any English compilations would be, has been the endeavour of the compiler of these works; and the pleasing accounts of their reception, which have been received from all parts of the country where they have been used, give satisfactory evidence that he has not labored in vain.
National Reader. At a meeting of the School Committee of the City of Boston, holden at the Mayor and Aldermen's Room, July 20, 1829,--Voted, That Pierpont's National Reader' be introduced into the public grammar schools of this city, in lieu of "Murrays English Reader.' T.W.PHILLIPS, Secretary of the School Commiitee
Extract from the records of the School Committee of Boston. At a meeting of the School Committee, held July 18th, 1828, it was-Ordered, That THE AMERIČAN FIRSTULASS BOOK be hereafter used in the public reading schorls instead of Scott's Lessons.
WM. WELLS, Secretary * At a late meeting of the School Committee it was also voted, to introduce ti e Introduction to the National Reader into all the public schruls of Boston, in place of Murray's Introductior.
From the Boston Traveller of April, 1830. READING BOOK9.-We believe we have hitherto neglected to bear testimony to the exertions made for several years, by ihe Rev. Mr. Pierpont, in the cause of elementary education. He has done more towards furnishing schools and academies with suite books in the department of reading than any professed patron-of learning among us. His compilations have not only met a generous reception among parents ard teachers and been introduced into all the schools of this city, by order of the proper authorities, and found their way to many country villages and nurseriww of early instruction; but they have been, some of them at least, re-published in London, with complimentary notices in the most impartial journals, and adopted there as auxiliaries in a course of primary education.
From the Boston Recorder, June 23, 1830: The National Reader: Introduction to the National Reader: '& The Am. First Class Book:
These three are reading books for schools, of various grades, by John Pierpont, Pastor of Hollis Street Church, Boston. Published by Richardson, Lord & Holbrook.These books are all in use in the schools of this city; have obtained an extensive circulation in the United States; and have been re-published with a favorable notice in EngJand. The following is an extract from an English paper. (the London Examiner.)
The National Reader, or Selections, &c. by John Pierpont, of Boston, Re-edited by E. H. Barker, London, Whittaker, Treacher & Co. To the learned Mr. Barker, of Theiford, the public are indebted for this judicious re-print of one of the very best school books in our language. It contains upward of two hundred well arranged and diversified articles in prose and verse, from the pens of the most celebrated writers, including a large munber of American authors, almost wholly unknown to the English teacher, but whose great merits entitle them to the attentive perusal and studious imitation of every scholar in the kingdom.
Introduction to the National Reader - This little work is the first of a series of school books prepared by the Rev. Mr. Pierpont of Boston, and is intended as a course of exercises in reading for the younger classes in our common schools. The selections, both in prose and verse, are chiefly from the works of American writers. They possess the recommendation of a pure style, and from the biographical and historical anece dotes, with which they abound, are peculiariy well adapted to interest the feelings of children, and especially of American children. The National Reader, to which tliis little volume is introductory, has been for sometime before the public, and is held in such estimation that it has been re-printed in England, where it has received high commendation. N. Y. Observer.
Extract from a Review of the National Reader in Flint's Western Revier. *** The author has executed his task as we think with fidelity and success. We deem his selection decidedly superior, in all the requisites called for in such a work, to any one we know. We have no doubt that even in England, had it no natural pride or prejudice to encounter, it would supersede Murray's English Reader,* the only Book in our knowledge which could susiain any comparison with it. That reader must be fastidious, and deficient in the extreme, who will not find in these extracts wherewith to regale himself. We can easily imagine, how this fine writing will cause the bosoms of talented children to swell, and their eyes to glisten. We wish to see them relieved from the hackneyed and worn out matter of former selections. This reading and speaking tired on the tongue of the school boy, and the ear of his master * ** We think we hazard little in saying, that it is a selection of exercises of a higher order, and more generally adapted to its design than any other in the language.' Extract from a notice of the Introduction to the National Reader, in Flint's Western
Review, published at Cincinnati, Ohio. • This work is the third of a series of School Books by the sa.ne compiler, and is made with the same severe taste and felicitous judgment, as the National Reader, of which we took a former notice, and which we are pleased to learn, is not only making a wide progress in the schools of the West as well as the Atlancic Country; but has recently been reprinted in England. The present book is more generally selected from American writers, than the former, and as well as that may be offered, as presenting the best and most chaste specimens of American composition. The selections are without exception well adapted, chaste and beautiful ; and the execution is in that durable and superior style of paper and printing and binding by which the Boston School Books are so favourably discriminated from those of most other cities. If they come to the archaser in consequence a little higher, there can be no doubt, that intrinsic worth and durability considered, they are, after all, the cheapest in the end.'
THE POLITICAL CLASS BOOK, Intended to instruct the higher classes in Schools in the origin, nature and use of Political Power. By WILLIAM SULLIVAN, Counsellor at Law. With an appendix upon studies for practical men, with notices of Books suited to their use. By GEORGE B. Emerson.
The object of the Political Class Book is to point out to the youths, who are in the course of education, their relation to each other, to society and to their country; and to show, in a plain and simple way, the excellence and value beyond all price, of the polit. ical condition in which they exist. The further purpose is to give some information of the social system of which ihey are to become active members, and on which their own bappiness, in commun with that of all around them, absolutely depends. The plan is
First, w sketch the principles on which society is formed. Secondly, to shuw the fitnen of the State Government to accomplish the intended object or it. Thirdly, to do he like as to the National Government. Fourthly, to notice some subjects which conwern those who are approaching manhood, and those who have risen to be citizens.
je Appendix contains a short account of the most approved books in arts, sciences, Alte alure, history and morals, with introductory remarks.
* Since this was written it has actually been introduced into schools in Great Britain.