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READING AND SPELLING. McGUFFEY'S ECLECTIC PRIMER, for little children. McGUFFEY'S ECLECTIC SPELLING Book, for primary schools. DícGUFFEY's ECLECTIC First READER; lessons in reading and spelling

for the younger pupils. McGUFFEY's ECLECTIC SECOND READER ; lessons in reading and spell

ing for young pupils. McGuffey's ECLECTIC THIRD READER, for the middle classes ; chaste

and instructive lessons in prose and poetry. McGUFFEY'S ECLECTIC FOURTH READER, for the more advanced

classes; extracts in prose and poetry from the best authors. McGUFFEY'S RHETORICAL GUIDE, or Fifth READER; a rhetorical

reading book, for the highest classes. THE HEMANS' READER, for Female Seminaries. Elegant extracts in poetry and prose. Compiled by Prof. PINNEO.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR. [Compiled for the Eclectic Series, by Prof. T. S. PINNEO.] Pinneo's PRIMARY GRAMMAR; for beginners in the study. PINNEO'S LARGER GRAMMAR; a full and complete treatise, for Academies and Schools. (Preparing.)

ARITHMETIC. (Compiled for the Eclectic Series, by Dr. Joseph Ray, Professor of Math

ematics in Woodward College.] RAY's ARITHMETIC, Part First; simple lessons for little learners. Ray's ARITHMETIC, PART SECOND; a complete text-book in mental

arithmetic. RAY's ARITHMETIC, PART THIRD; for schools and academies; a full

and complete treatise, on the inductive and analytic methods.

ALGEBRA. Rar's ALGEBRA, PART FIRST; for common schools and academies; a

simple, progressive, and thorough elementary treatise. Ray's ALGEBRA, PART. SECOND; for advanced students in academies,

and for colleges; a lucid and comprehensive work. (Preparing.) D Each Part of the Arithmetical course, as well as bf the Algebraic is a complete book in itself, and is sold separately.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF RAY'S ALGEBRA.

[The peculiar excellences of Ray's ALGEBRA, Part First, are, its unusual simplicity and progressiveness, combined with thoroughness. While its price is only FIFTY CENTS, it is as full and comprehensive as other ALGEBRAS that sell for seventy cents to one dollar.]

From Mr. KNOWLTon, (from Brown University, Providence, R. I.) Teacher of Mathem

matics in Cincinnati Central High School.

(Extract from the “ School Friend.") “It is but a few months since this book was issued from the press, and although we are acquainted with a dozen other Algebras of similar pretensions, and no mean value, yet from the examination of no one of them have we risen with so much pleasure and satisfaction, as from the examination of this. * * * In graduating the plan of his work, the author has shown great care and ingenuity, and in its execution, has manifested a familiarity with the wants and difficulties of young students, and a tact in obviating them which has rarely been equalled. The principles are briefly stated, then illustrated and impressed on the mind by a numerous and choice selection of examples. All portions of the work bear ample testimony to the truth of a remark in the preface, that every page was carefully elaborated by many years of toil in the schoolroom. The statement and illustrations of the principles indicate that the ignorance and misapprehensions of the pupil were met and fathomed by a keen and watchful eye in the teacher, and the proper remedies applied, and that these remedies were tested by repeated trials through a long and systematic course of teaching, and finally recorded for the use of students yet to be.”

From B. C. HOBBS, of Friends' Boarding School, Richmond... I consider Ray's ALGEBRA, Pari f'Inst, worthy of a place in every school. The anthor has fallen upon an ingenious met).od of securing a mental preparation, before the more difficult exercises of the slate art required. The work is clear and comprehensive, and a selection of superior formule h is been made for the solution of difficult problems. Could an objection be made to the work, it would be that the subject is too much simplified. The cheapness of the work brings it within the means of every one. Sep. 1848.

B. C. Hobbs.

From P. Cart „R, Professor of Mathematics, etc., in Granville College. . I have examined wit much interest a copy of RAY's ALGEBRA. As an elementary work for beginners, and especially for younger pupils, I consider it as one of the best with which I am acquainted. Like all the elementary works of Professor Ray, it is distinguished for its simplicity, clearness, and precision, and furnishes an excellent introduction to the lar ger and more difficult works of this beautiful science. Feb. 1849.

P. CARTER.

From MR. CHASE, (from Amherst College, Mass.,) Principal of Mt. Carmel Academy. I have made a careful examination of PROFESSOR Ray's ALGEBRA, Part First, and I am compelled to say, that although expecting from his pen an admirable treatise on the Bubject, it far exceeds my highest expectations. I believe that it ought to take precedenco of all others now in use.

G. A. CHASE.

From JAMES P. Mason, A. M. Professor of Mathematics in Bethany College. RAY'S ALGEBRA, Part First, is the best book for common schools and academies, that I have scen. Nov. 1848.

JAMES P. MASON.

2.4.1844 Eclectic EDUCATIONAL series. ibaba

ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES.

MCGUFFEY'S

RHETORICAL GUIDE;

FIFTH READER

THE ECLECTIC SERIES:

CONTAINING

ELEGANT EXTRACTS IN PROSE AND POETRY:

WITH

COPIOUS RULES AND RHETORICAL EXERCISES.

William Holmes McGuffey

REVISED STEREOTYPE EDITION,

PUBLISHERS:
CINCINNATI: WINTHROP B. SMITH & CO., i

No. 58 MAIN-STREET.

18441

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