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sionally to be met with, while some of the notes in the Dauphin editions have been left out where they did not appear to be of any material advantage to the student. It was their principal design to publish an edition of Cicero's Orations for the use of schools. They have, therefore, omitted many things which they would have introduced under other circumstances, but which, in a school book, would have been of no advantage, while they enhanced the price. Great care has been taken in the correction of the press, and notes have all been revised, and some of them considerably enlarged. A few alterations and corrections have been made where they seemed necessary, and an English argument given to each oration; nor have any pains been spared, on their part, to have the execution, in all respects, such as will meet the approbation of the public.

The following note received by the publishers, expresses the opinion of a very eminent classical scholar, as to the manner in which the translation of the Dauphin Notes has been executed:


I have had the pleasure of seeing the manuscript copy of Mr. J. G. Smart's translation of the Latin Notes, accompanying the Dauphin Edition of Cicero's Select Orations. With much satisfaction I state, that so far as my inspection of it, and comparison with the original, extended, (for time did not permit me to give it an entire perusal,) I consider it to be accurately and neatly executed. The value of this edition, in the existing state of classical literature, will be greatly enhanced by the consideration of the following fact, but too well attested by the experience of most teachers,―That many of their pupils are too indolent, not to say too ignorant, to peruse the Latin notes for themselves. Moreover; we are beginning now to admit as a truth, what should always have been considered as axiomatic, viz. That all helps, introductory to an acquaintance with the dead languages, should be more plain, and more easily accessible, than those languages are themselves, in other words, the thing explaining should always be plainer, than the thing explained.

Gentlemen, I heartily wish you success in the edition you are publishing, and remain, very respectfully,


Yours, &c.
Philadelphia, July 24th, 1826.


A handsome school copy of the GREEK TESTAMENT, for the use of Schools. Edited by P. Wilson, L.L. D. of New York.

SCHOOL EDITION OF TELEMAQUE. LES AVENTURES DE TELEMAQUE, FILS D'ULYSSE, par M. Fenelon. Nouvelle Edition, avec la Signification des Mots les plus difficiles en Anglais au bas de chaque page. A laquelle on a ajouté, un petit Dictionnaire,

Mythologique, et Geographique, pour faciliter l'intelligence de cet ouvrage. D'apèrs l'Edition de M. C. Le Brun. Le tout soigneusement revu et corrigé sur l'Edition, Stereotype de Didot à Paris.


PETER PARLEY'S METHOD OF TELLING ABOUT GEOGRAPHY TO CHILDREN, with nine Maps, and seventyfive Engravings, principally for the use of Schools.

The Journal of Education says, "This work is well calculated to answer the purpose for which it is written, viz. to teach the first steps in geography: such a work is much wanted, there being no one, either expressly designed for, or suited to this end. There are several valuable works for more advanced scholars, but none that is calculated to help the child easily and agreeably over the somewhat difficult grounds which lie between the primary reading lessons, and this popular and useful portion of juvenile study.

CUMMINGS' SMALL GEOGRAPAY. FIRST LESSONS in Geography and Astronomy, with seven Maps, and a plate of the Solar System, for the use of Young Children. By J. A. Cummings. There have been one hundred thousand copies of this very useful juvenile geography disposed of.


A SYSTEM OF SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY, chiefly derived from Malte-Brun, and arranged according to the inductive plan of instruction. By S. G. Goodrich, with an uncommonly well executed Atlas.

THE materials for this work have been chiefly drawn from Malte Brun's large geography. This author stands pre-eminent among modern geographers. The character of that copious and philosophical work is so high, that its being the basis of a book for elementary instruction, is a greater recommendation than any thing that could be said on the subject. The manner in which it has been done, and the success of the work, may be judged of by the fact, that several thousand copies have been sold in the first four months after publication.


the Globes to which are added a Glossary of Terms and questions for Examination, for the use of Schools and Acadamies. By J. Towle. 1 vol. 18mo.

Wm. Lambert, Esq. Astronomer, appointed by the Government of the U. States, to make calculations necessary to establish a first meri

dian from Washington, speaks of the work in the following terms: "I have examined with attention, a Grammar of Astronomy, with Problems on the Globes, by J. Towle, Esq., and consider it to be peculiarly adapted to the purpose for which it was intended by the Author. The concise and satisfactory manner in which the terms are explained, and the problems solved by the globes, will be an inducement to the youth of both sexes to engage in the study of a useful branch of Science with pleasure and advantage to themselves, from which they might be deterred by placing works in their hands containing complicated algebraical formula, and abstruse mathematical calculations."


"THE SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT; or, a plain, comprehensive, and practical System of Arithmetic to which is prefixed, an Introduction, containing a practical Illustration of the primary Rules, and of the Tables of Money, Weights, and Measures. By J. G. Cooper."

The object and excellence of Cooper's Arithmetic lie in a happy combination of the old and well tried mathematical plan of systematic rules and examples on every branch of arithmetic, and the modern Peztalozzian system of inductive examples; thereby adding the advantages of the latter to the precision and certainty of the former. The examples are not mere obsolete and useless questions, but are interesting, instructive, and of a practical nature; a large portion of which are entirely new and original. Every part explains itself, and therefore will render the study pleasant to the pupil. It is peculiar from other arithmetics in the copiousness of the introductory part, calculated to engage the attention of the child, to interest his mind, and to develope his reasoning faculties.

The following notice is from the United States Gazette, edited by Joseph R. Chandler, Esq. one of the most distinguished teachers of Philadelphia:

"Messrs. Editors.-Allow a correspondent to say one word in favour of the Rev. Mr. Cooper's Arithmetic. I have used it in my classes, and am much pleased with the plan of the work, which in some respects is a decided improvement on those formerly in use.

By introducing a great number of practical questions, intended to be solved without the slate, in addition to those which must be wrought out with the slate, the author has combined the advantages of both the systems, which are respectively designated by teachers as mental and written arithmetic, otherwise called the old and new systems. Both these systems have their distinctive points of excellence; but neither should be taught separately from the other.

"Whether arithmetic is to be studied as an intellectual discipline, or as a preparation for business, the plan pursued by Mr. Cooper is the most eligible; as it combines both modes of instruction, and affords a very rich variety of practical exercises.

"The publishers, Messrs. Towar & Hogan, have done their duty faithfully, and presented the work in an elegant style of mechanical execution. AN INSTRUCTER,"

The following notice, from a highly respectable literary journal, a few weeks since, gives a correct delineation of The Scholar's Assistant.

"A System of Arithmetic, designed for the use of Schools in the United States, and called The Scholars' Assistant, has been published by Messrs. Towar, J. & D. M. Hogan. The author is the Rev. Mr. Cooper, favourably known by his previous publications. On this task he has evidently bestowed much time and care; and, as we are persuaded by an examination of a considerable portion of the book, has attained great accuracy. He has introduced all the rules usually included in such manuals. These are simply and clearly explained; while the examples illustrating them are so constructed as to attach the young student, as much as possible, to his work, by relieving the dryness he is apt to find in mere numerical questions, until familiar with the use of figures. The book, like all others issued by the same publishers, is well printed, and of the proper size and price. A part of the coming holidays should be devoted teachers to a thorough examination of its merits."

"Philadelphia, July 12, 1830.

We, the undersigned, having carefully examined a System of Practical Arithmetic, by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, entitled "The Scholars' Assistant," are decidedly of opinion, that it is so far superior to the books in general use in every respect, and so entirely what the author professes it to be in his preface, that we can most cordially recommend it to public.

JOHN EUSTACE, Teacher of a Classical and English School.
S. C. WALKER, Teacher of a Select Classical School.

S. M. GAYLEY, Teacher of a Classical and English School.

Rev. WM. E. ASHTON, Principal of a Young Ladies' Seminary.

Rev. JAMES WILTBANK, Principal of the Grammar School, Univ. Penn.
EDWARD POOLE, Teacher of a Female Seminary.

THE NORTH AMERICAN SPELLING-BOOK; or the Youth's Instructer in the Arts of Spelling and Reading: methodically arranged, and calculated to lead to a correct Pronunciation of the English Language. By Rev. J. G. Cooper, A. M. Author of a New and Improved System of Practical Arithmetic, &c.

Baltimore, February, 1826.

We, the subscribers, teachers and instructers of youth, have examined the North American Spelling Book, compiled by the Rev. J. G. Cooper, and designed for the use of elementary schools. His plan and arrangement appear to be judicious. His spelling columns are copious; and in the division of words, he has observed the only general rule in the language, a correct pronunciation. His reading lessons are adapted to the progressive improvement of children, and are well calculated to interest and instruct them. On the whole; we consider the work well calculated to answer the purposes for which it was intended; and have no hesitation in recommending it to parents, and those who are engaged in the instruction of youth.

P. S. FENNER; JOHN DECKER, Professor of Grammar in St. John's
College, Annapolis, Md.; WM. BENNET, Preceptor of the Juvenile Aca
demy, Annapolis, Md."

THE following recommendations of Grimshaw's History of France, and Grimshaw's Life of Napoleon, have been selected from a large number of highly favourable notices, contained in some of the most respectable periodical works published in different parts of the United States.

Grimshaw's History of France, from the Foundation of the Monarchy to the Death of Louis XVI. 12mo.

"An eminent Bookseller of this city has just published, in a neat volume, a 'History of France, by William Grimshaw.' The work commences with Clovis, and closes with the decapitation of Louis XVI. We have found time to look through the work, and to compare some of the dates and facts with approved standard histories, and find the plan worthy of commendation, and the execution correct and creditable. The public are under obligation to Mr. Grimshaw for a History of Greece, a careful correction of Goldsmith's Rome, a History of England, of the United States, and now for the History of France, equally with its predecessors, calculated for general reading, and the use of Schools. We unhesitatingly recommend this 'History of France,' as worthy of general patronage, and to teachers the only book of convenient reference to which they can direct their pupils for information relative to one of the most interesting kingdoms of the earth."-Democratic Press.

Extract of a Letter from a Graduate of St. Mary's College.

"There is certainly a freshness and vivacity in your narrative, that few historical writings can boast, and which is undoubtedly, in my opinion, the cause of the extraordinary popularity with which your works have been received.

Extract from the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, published at Boston, for September and October, 1829.

1. The History of France, from the Foundation of the Monarchy, to the Death of Louis XVI; interspersed with entertaining Anecdotes and Biographies of eminent Men: by William Grimshaw, Author of a History of the United States, &c. Philadelphia, Towar & Hogan, 1829, pp. 302.

2. The Life of Napoleon, with the History of France, from the Death of Louis XVI. to the year 1821; by the same author. pp. 285.

"The works of Mr. Grimshaw, named at the head of this article, are executed with his usual faithfulness and ability. They are rendered far

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