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BEING A NEW
SELECTION OF LESSONS
READING AND SPEAKING.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.
BY CALEB BINGHAM, A. M.
TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD G0,"
The Ninth Edition.
Published according to ad of Congress.
Cornhill ; fold also by the Bookfellers in general.
June 13, 1960 P R E F A C E. EducT758.01.208
I's making feleäions for ile following work, a preference has been given to the produktions of American ge
The Confiler, however, has not been wholly confined to America ; but has extraded from approved writers of different ages and countries.
Convinced of the impropriety of inftilling false notions into the minds of children, he has not given place to romantic fiation. Although moral elays have not been negleded; yet pleasing and interesting fories, exemplifying 11oral virtues, were judged best calculated to engage the attention and improve the heart. Tales of love have not gained admision.
The Compiler pledges himself, that, while this book contains nothing offenhve to the most rigid moralist, neither a word nor a sentiment Mall be found, which would " raise a blush on the cheek of modely.”
In the arrangement of pieces, the usual order has not been obferved. But with design to render it more entertaining to children, dialogues, arations, historical anecdotes, &c. with the different kinds of reading in profe and verse, are variously interspersed through the whole work.
For the conveniency of large classes, the several pieces are divided into paragraphs of a moderate length ; the utility of which, those conversant in the inftrudion of youth will readily discover. Inftru&ors are assured, that the inconveniency arifing from the frequent alterations in the different editions of school-books will never be experienced in this.
The Compiler is far from wishing to establish the merits of this, by making objedions to other performances. Improvement has been his obje&t. How far he has succeeded, a candid public will decide.
Belton, May, 1794.