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THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL SCIENCE. By FRANCIS WAYLAND,
D. D., President of Brown University, and Professor of Moral Philosophy. Fiftieth Thousand. 12mo, cloth. Price 1,25.
* This work has been highly commended by Reviewers, Teachers, and others, and has been adopted as a Class Book in most of the collegiate, theological, and academical institu. tions of the country.
I have examined it with great satisfaction and interest. The work was greatly needed, and is well executed. Dr. Wayland deserves the grateful acknowledgments and liberal patronage of the public. I need say nothing further to express my high estimate of the work, than that we shall immediately adopt it for a text book in our university. – Rev. Wilbur Fisk, late Pres. of Wesleyan University.
The work has been read by me attentively and thoroughly, and I think very highly of it. The author himself is one of the most estimable of men, and I do not know of any ethical treatise in which our duties to God and to our fellow-men are laid down with more precision, simplicity, clearness, energy, and truth. - Hon. JAMES KENT, late Chancellor of New York.
It is a radical mistake, in the education of youth, to permit any book to be used by students as a text book, which contains erroneous doctrines, especially when these are fundamental, and tend to vitiate the whole system of morals. We have been greatly pleased with the method which President Wayland has adopted; he goes back to the simplest and most fundamental principles; and, in the statement of his views, he unites perspicuity with conciseness and precision. In all the author's leading fundamental principles we entirely concur. – Biblicul Repository.
This is a new work on morals, for academic use, and we welcome it with much satisfaction. It is the result of several years' reflection and experience in teaching, on the part of its justly distinguished author; and if it is not perfectly what we could wish, yet, in the most important respects, it supplies a want which has been extensively felt. It is, we think, substantially sound in its fundamental principles; and, being comprehensive and elementary in its plan, and adapted to the purposes of instruction, it will be gladly adopted by those who have for a long time been dissatisfied with the existing works of Paley.- Literary and Theological Review.
MORAL SCIENCE, ABRIDGED, by the Author, and adapted to the
Use of Schools and Academies. Thirty-fifth Thousand. 18mno, half cloth. Price 50 cts.
& The more effectually to meet the desire expressed for a cheap edition for schools, ono is now issued at the reduced price of 25 cents per copy! and it is hoped thereby to extend the benefit of moral instruction to all the youth of our land. Teachers, and all others engaged in the training of youth, are invited to examine this work.
Dr. Wayland has published an abridgment of his work, for the use of schools. Of this step we can hardly speak too highly. It is more than time that the study of moral philosophy should be introduced into all our institutions of education. We are happy to see the way so auspiciously opened for such an introduction. It has been not merely abridged, but also rewritten. We cannot but regard the labor as well bestowed. - North American Review.
We speak that we do know when we express our high estimate of Dr. Wayland's ability in teaching moral philosophy, whether orally or by the book. Having listened to his instructions in this department, we can attest how lofty are the principles, how exact and severe the argumentation, how appropriate and strong the illustrations, which characterize his system. - Watchman and Reflector.
The work of which this volume is an abridgment, is well known as one of the best and most com• plete works on moral philosophy extant. The author is well known as one of the most profound scholars of the age. That the study of moral science, a science which teaches goodness, should be a branch of education, not only in our colleges, but in our schools and academics, we believe will not be denied. The abridgment of this work seems to us admirably calculated for the purpose, and we hope it will be extensively applied to the purposes for which it is intended. – Mercantile Journal.
We hail the abridgment as admirably adapted to supply the deficiency which has long been felt in common school education – the study of moral obligation. Let the child early be taught the relations it sustains to man and to its Maker, and who can foretell how many a sad and disastrous overthrow of character will be prevented, and how elevated and pure will be the sense of mtegrity and virtue ? - Evening Gazette.
ELEMENTS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. By FRANCIS WAYLAND,
D. D., President of Brown University. Twenty-sixth thousand. 12mo, cloth, 1,25. T This important work of Dr. Wayland's is fast taking the place of every other text book on tho subject of Political Economy in our colleges and higher schools in all parts of the country.
The author says, " his object has been to write a book which every one who chooses may understand. He has, therefore, labored to express the general principles in the plainest manner possible, and to illustrate them by cases with which every person is familiar. It has been to the author a source of regret, that the course of discussion in the following pages has, unavoidably, led him over ground which has frequently been the arena of political controversy. In all such cases, he has endeav. ored to state what seerned to him to be truth, without fear, favor or affection. He is conscious to himself of no bias towards any party whatever, and he thinks that he who will read the whole work will be convinced that he has been influenced by none." -- Extract from the Preface.
It embraces the soundest system of republican political economy of any treatise extant. – Advocate,
We can say, with safety, that the topics are well selected and arranged ; that the author's name is a guarantee for more than usual excellence. We wish it an extensive circulation.- N. Y. Observer.
POLITICAL ECONOMY, ABRIDGED, by the Author, and adapted
to the use of Schools and Academies. Thirteenth thousand. 18mo, half morocco, Price 50 cents.
* The success which has attended the abridgment of “ The Elements of Moral Science” has induced the author to prepare an abridgment of this work. In this case, as in the other, the work has been entirely rewritten, and an attempt has been made to adapt it to the attainments of youth.
The original work of the author, on Political Economy, has already been noticed on our pages; and the present abridgment stands in no need of a recommendation from us. We may be permitted however, to say, that both the rising and the risen generations are deeply indebted to Dr. Wayland for the skill and power he has put forth to bring a highly important subject distinctly before them, within such narrow limits. Though “abridged for the use of academies," it deserves to be introduced into every private family, and to be studied by every man who has an interest in the wealth and prosperity of his country. It is a subject little understood, even practically, by thousands, and still less understood theoretically. It is to be hoped this will form a class book, and be faithfully studied in our academies, and that it will find its way into every family library; not there to be shut up unread, but to afford rich material for thought and discussion in the family circle. It is fitted to enlarge the mind, to purify the judgment, to correct erroneous popular impressions, and assist every man in forming opinions of public measures, which will abide the test of time and experience. - Puritan Recorder.
An abridgment of this clear, common-sense work, designed for the use of academies, is just published. We rejoice to see such treatises spreading among the people, and we urge all, who would be intelligent freemen, to read them.- N. Y. Transcript.
PALEY'S NATURAL THEOLOGY. Illustrated by forty Plates, and
Selections from the notes of Dr. Paxton, with additional Notes, original and selected, for this edition ; with a vocabulary of Scientific Terms. Edited by JOHN WARE, M. D, New edition, with new and elegant Illustrations. 12mo, sheep, 1,25. T This deservedly popular work has become almost universally introduced into all schools, acad. emies, and colleges, where the subject is studied, throughout the country,
The work before us is one which deserves rather to be studied than merely read. Indeed, without diligent attention and study, neither the excellences of it can be fully discovered, nor its advantages realized. It is, therefore, gratifying to find it introduced, as a text book, into the colleges and literary institutions of our country. The edition before us is superior to any we have seen, and, we believe, superior to any that has yet been published. — Spirit of the Pilgrims.
Perhaps no one of our author's works gives greater satisfaction to all classes of readers, the young and the old, the ignorant and the enlightened. Indeed, we recollect no book in which the arguments for the existence and attributes of the Supreme Being, to be drawn from his works, are exhibited in a manner more attractive and more convincing. - Christian Examiner.
BLAKE'S FIRST BOOK IN ASTRONOMY. Designed for the Use
of Academies and Schools. By J. L. BLAKE, D.D. With superb Illustrations on Steel. 8vo, cloth back, 50 cts.
I am much indebted to you for a copy of the First Book in Astronomy. It is a work of utility and merit, far superior to any other which I have seen. The author has selected his topics with great judgment, - arranged them in admirable order, - exhibited them in a style and manner at once tasteful and philosophical. Nothing seems wanting, - nothing redundant. It is truly a very beautiful and attractive book, calculated to afford both pleasure and profit to all who may enjoy the advantage of perusing it. - E. LINCKLEY, Projessor of Mathematics, Maryland Umrersity.
I know of no other work on astronomy so well calculated to interest and instruct young learners in this sublime science. – B. Field, late Principal of the Hancock School, Boston.
I consider it decidedly superior to any elementary work of the kind I have ever seen. - JAMES F. Gould, A. M., Prin. of Iligh School for Young Ladies, Baltimore, M.
I have examined Blake's First Book in Astronomy, and am much pleased with it. A very happy selection of topics is presented in a manner which cannot fail to interest the learner, while the questions will assist him materially in fixing in the memory what ought to be retained. It leaves the most intricate parts of the subject for those who are able to master them, and brings before the young pupit only what can be made intelligible and interesting to him. – Isaac FOSTER, Instructor of Youth, Portland, Me.
The illustrations, both pictorial and verbal, are admirably intelligible; and the definitions are such as to be easily comprehended by juvenile scholars. The author has interwoven with his scientific instructions much interesting historical information, and has contrived to dress his philosophy in a garb truly attractive. - N. Y. Daily Erening Journal.
We are free to say that it is, in our opinion, decidedly the best work we have any knowledge of on the sublime and interesting subject of astronomy. The knowledge imparted is, in language, at once chaste, elegant, and simple – adapted to the comprehension of those for whom it was designed. We only hope the circulation of the work will be commensurate with its merits. – Boston Evening Gaz.
We do not hesitate to recommend it to the notice of the superintending committees, teachers, and pupils of our public schools. – State Herald, Portsmouth, V. II.
BLAKE'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Being Conversations on Phi
losophy, with the addition of Explanatory Notes, Questions for Examination, and a Dictionary of Philosophical Terms. By J. L. BLAKE, D. D. With twenty-eight fino Illustrations on Steel. 12mo, sheep, 67 cts.
* Perhaps no work has contributed so much as this to excito a fondness for the study of Natural Philosophy in youthful minds. The familiar comparisons with which it abounds awaken interest, and rivet the attention of the pupil.
I have been highly gratified with the perusal of your edition of Conversations on Natural Philosophy. The Questions, Notes, and Explanations of Terms, are valuable additions to the work, and make this edition superior to any other with which I am acquainted. I shall recommend it wherever I have an opportunity. - Rev. J. ADAMS, President of Charleston College S. C.
We avail ourselves of the opportunity furnished us by the publication of a new edition of this deservedly popular work, to recommend it, not only to those instructors who may not already have adopted it, but also generally to all readers who are desirous of obtaining information on the subjects on which it treats. By questions arranged at the bottom of the pages, in which the collateral facts are arranged, he directs the attention of the learner to the principal topics. Mr. Blake has also added many notes, which illustrate the passages to which they are appended, and the Dictionary of Philosophical Terms is a useful addition. – U. S. Literary Gazette.
THOUGHTS on the present Collegiate System in the United States. By
FRANCIS WAYLAND, D. D., Pres. Brown University. Price 50 cts. " These Thoughts come from a source entitled to attention; and, as the author goes over the whole ground of collegiate education, criticizing freely all the arrangements in every department, the book is very full of matter. We hope it will prove the beginning of a thorough discussion." N
THE YOUNG LADIES' CLASS BOOK. A Selection of Lessons for
Reading, in Prose and Verse. By E. BAILEY, A, M., late Principal of the Young Ladies' High School, Boston. 12mo, sheep, 83cts.
The united testimony of the Principals of all the Boston Public Schools for Females. “We have examined the Young Ladies' Class Book with interest and pleasure: with interest, because we have felt the want of a reading book expressly designed for the use of females; and with pleasure, because we have found it well adapted to supply the deficiency. In the selections for a Reader designed for boys, the cloquence of the bar, the pulpit, and the forum may be laid under heavy contribution ; but such selections, we conceive, are out of place in a book designed for females. We have been pleased, therefore, to observe that in the Young Ladies' Class Book such pieces are rare. The high-toned morality, the freedom from sectarianism, the taste, richness, and adaptation of the selections, added to the neatness of its external appearance, must commend it to all; while the practical teacher will not fuil to observe that diversity of style, together with those peculiar points, the want of which few, who have not felt, know how to supply."
I have examined with much interest the Young Ladies' Class Book, by Mr. Bailey, and have been very highly pleased with its contents. It is my intention to introduce it into my own school; as I regard it as not only remarkably well fitted to answer its particular object as a book of exercises in the art of elocution, but as calculated to have an influence upon the character and conduct, which will in every respect favorable. — JACOB ABBOTT, late Prin. of Mount Vernon School, Boston.
We were never so struck with the importance of having reading books for female schools, adapted particularly to that express purpose, as while looking over the pages of this selection. The eminent success of the compiler in teaching this branch, to which we can personally bear testimony, is sufficient evidence of the character of the work, considered as a selection of lessons in elocution; they are, in general, admirably adapted to cultivate the amiable and gentle traits of the female character, as well as to elevate and improve the mind. - Annals of Education.
The reading books prepared for academic use are often unsuitable for females. We are glad, therefore, to perceive that an attempt has been made to supply the deficiency; and we believe that the task has been faithfully and successfully accomplished. The selections are judicious and chaste, and, so far as they have any moral bearing, appear to be unexceptionable. - Education Registe
ROMAN ANTIQUITIES AND ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY. By
CHARLES K. DILLAWAY, A. M., late principal in the Boston Latin School Twelfth edition, improved. 12mo, half mor., 67 cts.
Having used Dillaway's Roman Antiquities and Ancient Mythology in my school for several years, I commend it to teachers with great confidence, as a valuable text book on those interesting branches of education. - E. BAILEY, late Prin. of Young Ladies' High School, Boston.
The want of a cheap volume, embracing a succinct account of ancient customs, together with a view of classical mythology, has long been felt. To the student of a language, some knowledge of the manners, habits, and religious feelings of the people whose language is studied, is indispensably requisite. This knowledge is seldom to be obtained without tedious research and laborious investigation. Mr. Dillaway's book seems to have been prepared with special reference to the wants of those who are just entering upon a classical career; and we deem it but a simple act of justice to say that it supplies the want which, as we have before said, has long been felt. In a small duodecimo, of about one hundred and fifty pages, he concentrates the most valuable and interesting particulars relating to Roman antiquity ; together with as full an account of heathen mythology as is generally needed in our highest seminaries. A peculiar merit of this compilation, and one which will gain it admission into our highly respectable female seminaries, is the total absence of all allusion, even the most remote, to the disgusto ing obscenities of ancient mythology; while, at the same time, nothing is omitted which a pure mind would feel interested to know. We recommend the book as a valuable addition to the treatises in our schools and academies. - Education Reporter, Boston.
We well remember, in the days of our pupilage, how unpopular as a study was the volume of Roman Antiquities introduced in the academic course. It wearied on account of its prolixity, filling a thick octavo, and was the prescribed task each afternoon for a long three months. It was reserved for one of our Boston instructors to apply the condensing apparatus to this mass of crudities, and so to modernize the antiquities of the old Romans, as to make a befitting abridgment for schools of the first order. Mr. Dillaway has presented such a compilation as must be interesting to lads, and become popular as a text book. Historical facts are stated with great simplicity and clearness; the most important points are seized upon, while trifling peculiarities are passed unnoticed. - Am. Traveller.