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FIFTH READING BOOK.
CUNNINGHAM GEIKIE, D.D.
"Knowledge is Power."-Lord Bacon.
No effort has been spared to make this Reading Book worthy of the same wide commendation as has been kindly bestowed on those which have preceded it.
NOTHING has been LEFT UNEXPLAINED, that the intelligence of the scholar may be quickened, and his mind stored with really useful knowledge.
Notes have been appended to each lesson.
is really tested, are supplied at more than usual
length. SCIENCE LESSONS, by the most eminent men of the day, are
freely introduced, care, however, being taken to secure
the utmost simplicity. The BRITISH EMPIRE, in its various dependencies, is suc
cinctly described in a series of interesting lessons. It is needless to dwell on the importance of this feature. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, so interesting to the young and so
useful in life, has a series of Lessons devoted to it. LESSONS on HEALTH form another special feature of the
greatest value. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES of the various authors are given,
where possible. A great part of this Reading Book has been SPECIALLY WRITTEN FOR IT, and is therefore COPYRIGHT.
The Selections will be found thoroughly fresh, both in Prose and Poetry
A large number of pieces SPECIALLY SUITED for RECITATION are given.
The ILLUSTRATIONS will be found REALLY ELUCIDATORY OF THE Text, and, as will at once be seen, are simply the very best that art can produce.
These various characteristics will, it is hoped, meet the same warm approval as has rewarded the compiler in his past work.
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Pieces in verses are marked by an asterisk, thus *
Country, A, Below the Sea