What of his education? Of the death of his mother? Of his first love? Of the publication of his history? Where did he go for meditation and study? What of the completion of his history? What is said of his attack on Christianity? (note.) Who triumphantly answered it? What did Mr. Whitaker say to him?

SIR WILLIAM JONES, (p. 695.) What is said of him? When born? What of his early education? What does Campbell say? What of his studies at school? To what university did he go? What did he do on leaving the university? What profession did he embrace? What was his course during our Revolutionary war? How did it af fect his prospects? To what was he appointed in 1782? When did he commence his duties? What were some of his literary labors? What effect did they have on his health? When did he die? What does Campbell say of his acquirements? How does his biographer say he always seemed to act? What were his habits of study in India? What couplets relative to division of time? [Commit "Remarks on the Bible," and the "Ode."]

ROBERT BURNS, (p. 700.)

racter of Junius," "Speech to the Electors of Bristol," "The Queen of France."]


What was the state of England when these letters appeared? What seemed to be the principles of George III.? Who resigned from the ministry in 1761? Who formed a new ministry? What was the next change? What editor of a paper now appeared prominent? To what post was he elected? What followed? What other administrations soon followed? What motion was made in the House of Lords in 1770? What arguments in support of the motion? What letters at this time appeared? In what printed? By whom? What interest did they excite? Why? What of the style of Junius? What power peculiarly his own? Can his style be proposed as a model? Why not? Who is now ascertained to be the author of these letters? (note, p. 726.)

WILLIAM COWPER, (p. 734.).

What does Southey term him? When born? What of his infancy? Of his mother? To what school was he sent? Why was he disgusted with it? What profession did he study? To what office was he chosen? When born? Where? What of his early Did he accept it? What effect had the offer education? What was the foundation of it? upon his mind? Where did he go in 1765? For what did he early show a fondness? To what family introduced? Where afterWhat fame did he early acquire? To what wards go? What happened to him in 1773? did it introduce him? Consequences? Where Who devoted herself to him in his derangedid he resolve to go? What prevented him?ment? What did he publish in 1782? What Result? What did an edition of his poems visitor did he receive the same year? What yield him? How expend it? Result? His influence had she on him? What did she habits? When did he die? What does Pro-suggest to him to write? How did Mrs. Unfessor Wilson say of him? [Commit at plea-win feel towards her? Result? When was sure.]

the Task published? What does Hazlitt say of it? What else did he publish the same year? What other friend visited him at Olney? When did Hayley visit him? What happened to Mrs. Unwin? What poem did he address to her? What happened to him in 1794? When did Mrs. Unwin die? How was Cowper affected? What was the last piece he ever wrote? When did he die? What may he eminently be called? What does Campbell say of him? What the Retrospective Review? What of Geology? (note, p. 739.) What does Campbell say of Cowper's writings against slavery? What are the happy effects of emancipation in the West Indies? (note, p. 740.) [Commit at

EDMUND BURKE, (p. 712.) When born, and where? Where educated? What profession did he study? To what did he devote himself? His first publication? What is said of it? What the next year? What rank did it give him? Its object? What work did he suggest to Dodsley? How honored in 1765? In what great causes did he employ his talents and learning? What are some of his writings? What calamity in 1794? When did he die? What is said of his character? What does a writer in the Edinburgh Review say? [Commit "Comparison between Burke and Johnson," "Chapleasure.]




THE UNITED STATES ARITHMETIC; designed for Acade mies and Schools. By William Vogdes, Professor of Mathematics in the Central High School of Philadelphia.

The first 104 pages of the above-named work, embracing the rules to Compound Division inclusive, with 16 pages of miscellaneous exercises additional, are published as a FIRST PART -designed for the use of Secondary Schools and the junior classes of Grammar Schools and Academies-in a separate volume, at half the price of the whole work.

A KEY to the above-named work, designed for the use of teachers, has also been published.

"The United States Arithmetic" has been adopted as a class-book in the public schools of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Lancaster, Camden, &c., and in very many highly respectable private seminaries throughout the Union.





THREE THOUSAND EXERCISES IN ARITHMETIC. David Ring, late Principal of the Female Public High School, Front street, Baltimore. Third edition, revised and corrected, with an Appendix, by W. J. Lewis.

A KEY to the work, for the use of teachers, has been published.

This little book is used in the public schools of Baltimore, &c., and in many private seminaries of respectable standing in various sections of the Union, and is adapted to use in connection with any treatise on arithmetic.

The importance of numerous examples to insure a full understanding by the pupil of arithmetical rules, is generally conceded by teachers. Messrs. Jacob and Charles E. Abbott (the former well known as the author of those admirable books for children, the "Rollo," "Lucy," and "Jonas" books, &c.,) thus express their opinion on this subject:

"It is generally the object, in text-books on arithmetic, to give a sufficient number of problems, under each rule, to exemplify and illustrate the process, so that it may be fully understood by the pupil. But experience in teaching arithmetic shows us that much more than this is required. It is not enough that the pupil understands an arithmetical process, nor that he is simply able to perform it. He must become thoroughly accustomed to the performance of it by means of long-continued practice, until the principles involved and the methods to be pursued, in all the various modifications which may arise, become completely and permanently familiarized to the mind. It is, accordingly, found necessary, in the best institutions, to provide, in some way, a great number of examples for practice, after those contained in the text-books are exhausted."


A TREATISE ON ALGEBRA, in which the principles of the science are familiarly explained and illustrated by numerous examples. Designed for the use of Schools, Academies, and Colleges. By Samuel Alsop, Principal of Friends' Select School, Philadelphia. Second edition, enlarged and improved.

A portion of the work, comprising Quadratic Equations, is published separately, as PART FIRST, for the use of lower classes.

A KEY, for the use of teachers, has been published by E. C. & J B.

The above-named work has been adopted as a text-book in Miami University, the Central High School of Philadelphia, Hartford Public High School, Haverford (Friends' Collegiate) School, &c.

From Professor John Griscom, LL. D.

Having long been acquainted with the reputation of the author of this work as a very successful student of the higher mathematics, both of English and foreign authors, and a skilful and faithful teacher of youth, I have looked through his "Elementary Treatise on Algebra" with no little interest. The result of the examination is a full conviction that none of the treatises before extant with which I have been acquainted, through a long course of teaching, is so well adapted as this, under the care of an intelligent master, to indoctrinate the student into a thorough acquaintance with Algebraic Analysis, and qualify him for its application to Geometry and Physics.

The care manifested in the gradation of his treatise, the neatness of the solutions, and the numerous, but choice selection of questions for practice, satisfactorily prove that the author is habituated to a knowledge of the wants of students, and has arranged his work in conformity to such experience. JOHN GRISCOM.

BURLINGTON, N. J., 10th mo. 23d, 1846.

ALSOP'S FIRST LESSONS IN ALGEBRA. FIRST LESSONS IN ALGEBRA: designed for the use of Grammar Schools, and the lower classes in Academies. By Samuel Alsop, formerly Principal of the Friends' Select School for Boys, Philadelphia.

In this work, the first principles of the science are presented in a clear and simple manner, and every thing not required for the full understanding of the subject has been omitted. The general plan pursued in the author's "Treatise on Algebra" has been followed; omitting, however, those parts which are of a more abstruse character, and on that account not adapted to primary instruction. Throughout the work, great care has been taken to illustrate every principle by numerous examples, in order to fix firmly in the mind of the pupil the general principles of the science; and it is confidently believed that that discipline of the mind which constitutes so large a part of the value of mathematical studies, and which appears to have been so generally lost sight of in the preparation of the elementary treatises on Algebra published in our country, will be found to result from the use of this little work as a text-book for young pupils. It is used as a text-book in the Public Grammar Schools of Philadelphia, in the Primary Department of Girard College, and extensively in Academies and private Seminaries in various sections of the Union.


AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON MENSURATION AND PRACTICAL GEOMETRY; together with numerous Proolems of practical importance in Mechanics. By William Vogdes, Professor of Mathematics in the Central High School of Philadelphia, author of the United States Arithmetic.

A KEY, for the use of teachers, has been published by E. C. & J. B.

DEAR SIR-I have examined your Treatise on Mensuration, &c., and am fully persuaded of its excellence. The accuracy of its definitions, and the copiousness of its illustrations, make it admirably adapted to the wants of students in our elementary schools. Sincerely desiring that you may be compensated for your labour by its speedy introduction into our academies, &c., I remain, truly, yours, PROF. VOGDES.

Messrs. Biddle-In Vogdes's Mensuration you parvo. We shall introduce it in this institution. HERKIMER CO., N. Y., May 21, 1847.

Prin. of the Acad. Dept. Penna. College.
have given us the requisite multum in
Yours, truly,
D. W. ASHBURN, Prin. L. F. Acad.



AN ELEMENTARY, PRACTICAL, AND THEORETICAL TREATISE ON NAVIGATION. By M. F. Maury, Lieut. U. S. Navy. Third edition, much enlarged and improved.

General Order, Navy Department.

Maury's Navigation is hereby adopted as the text-book of the Navy. Midshipmen are therefore required to make themselves acquainted with at least so much of Mathematics, Nautical Astronomy, and the other kindred branches of Navigation as is therein contained. Professors of Mathematics and Boards for the examination of Midshipmen are charged with the execution of this order. J. Y. MASON. The above-named work has also been adopted as a text-book in the Central Public High School of Philadelphia, the High School of Baltimore, &c.




AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY, in Two Parts: the first containing a clear and compendious View of the Theory; the second, a number of Practical Problems. To which are added Solar, Lunar, and other Astronomical Tables. By John Guminere, A. M., &c. &c. Fourth Edition, revised and adapted to the present state of the science, by E. Otis Kendall, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy in the Central High School of Philadelphia.

The sale of three editions of this work, consisting of four thousand five hundred copies in all, and its use, for some years past, as a text-book, in many collegiate institutions of the first rank in the United States (e. g. the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Union College, the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan University, and the Public High School of Philadelphia,) would seem to render commendation unnecessary, to establish its claims to the favorable consideration of instructors; but the names of the two gentlemen whose opinions are appended, as well as their qualifications to judge of the merits of the work, are so well known, that the publishers are induced to add the weight of these opinions to the already firmly established reputation of the work.

From Professor A. D. Bache, LL. D., Superintendent U. S. Coast Survey. The undersigned, having used the second edition of Gummere's Astronomy as a text-book in the University of Pennsylvania for several years, and a third edition for a year, when last connected with the University, has had a good opportunity to judge of its merits, and recommends it strongly for its clear style and perspicuous arrangement. The Appendix to the third edition contains matter of the highest interest to the practical astronomer as well as to the student. A. D. BACHE, Late Prof. of Natural Philosophy, Univ. of Pa.

Messrs. E. C. & J. BIDDLE.

Extract from a Letter to the Author.

RESPECTED FRIEND:-In returning to you my thanks for the copy of your work, I am happy in having it in my power to bear testimony to the favourable opinion which the late Dr. Bowditch entertained of the merits of the former edition. When I first engaged in astronomical computations, some years ago, I applied to the doctor for some direction as to the choice of suitable practical books. He was not without those European preferences so common to our scientific men, yet, without hesitation, he pronounced "Gummere's Astronomy" the best book obtainable for my purpose. Since then, it has been one of my principal guidebooks, and one which I have always taken a pleasure in recommending to those wishing to become acquainted with the science, &c. Respectfully, your friend, NOVEMBER 28th, 1843.



AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON STATICS, by Gaspard Monge. With a biographical notice of the Author. Translated from the French, by Woods Baker, A. M., of the United States Coast Survey.

The original work has long been known and highly admired by those familiar with the scientific literature of France, having gone through eight editions at Paris and several at Brussels. Prof. A. D. Bache designates it "the classic of the geometrical method, and well adapted to the use of the students in our Colleges, Academies and High Schools." Prof. McCulloh, of Princeton College, says, "I have long thought that the publication of a translation of the admirable Elementary Treatise on Statics of Monge would render important service to the cause of science and education in our country: the original work is above all need of praise; the production of a great master, yet so perfectly clear and simple as to be of easy comprehension to the minds even of children, and as thorough as it is plain;" in which opinion, Prof. Kendall, of the Central High School of Philadelphia concurs; and Prof. J. F. Frazer, of the University of Pennsylvania, writes: "I am glad to learn that you are about to publish a translation of Monge's Elementary Treatise on Statics. It is a work distinguished by the clearness of its method and the simplicity and general elegance of its demonstrations; and will, in my opinion, be of great value to our instructors as a text-book." The work has been adopted as a text-book for the Senior and Junior classes of Princeton College.

MAP OF THE WORLD AS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS. MAP OF THE WORLD AS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS; designed for the use of Colleges, Academies, and other Schools, and for students of ancient history generally; and especially adapted to illustrate the treatise on Classical Geography, contained in Fiske's Eschenburg's "Manual of Classical Literature."

This map, which is just published, (July, 1851,) has been compiled with great care, and is believed to conform to the best authorities. It is very copious, yet easily legible; and, being printed in colors, presents a very beautiful appearance. Size 61 by 50 inches. MOUNTED




MANUAL OF CLASSICAL LITERATURE, from the German of John J. Eschenburg. With Additions by Professor Fiske, of Amherst College. The work comprises five parts:-1. Classical Geography and Chronology. 2. Mythology of the Greeks and Romans. 3. Greek and Roman Antiquities. 4. Archæology of Greek and Roman Literature and Art. 5. History of Ancient Literature, Greek and Roman. Fourth edition, much enlarged and improved; illustrated by twenty finely executed copper-plates, and by wood-cuts representing more than four hundred different objects. In addition to these illustrations, thirty-two finely executed copper-plate engravings, referred to in the Manual, are bound as a SUPPLEMENTAL VOLUME.

The MANUAL has been placed among the text-books in many of the colleges of the United States, e. g., Harvard, Wesleyan, and Miami Universities; Universities of Pennsylvania and Alabama; Union, Rutger's, Amherst, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, W. Reserve, Marietta, Lafayette, and Hamilton colleges, &c.


This work, which is designed for use in High Schools and Academies, comprises the first three parts of the "Manual of Classical Literature." It is an 8vo volume of about 350 pages, and embraces five distinct treatises:-1. Classical Geography and Topography; 2. Classical Chronology; 3. Greek and Roman Mythology; 4. Greek Antiquities; 5. Roman Antiquities. With copper-plate and wood engravings, illustrating more than 300 objects. Its price is one-half that of the "Manual."


GRAPHICS, THE ART OF ACCURATE DELINEATION. A System of School Exercise for the Education of the Eye, and the training of the Hand, as auxiliary to Writing, Geography, and Drawing. With an Introduction for the use of Teachers, explanatory of the first Education of the Eye, especially calculated for Primary Schools and young beginners. By R. Peale, late Professor of Graphics in the High School of Philadelphia.

In use in the Public Schools of Philadelphia, in Rutger's Female Institute, N. Y., and in many other seminaries of high repute in various parts of the Union.


These Copy-Slips are of the old-fashioned round style of writing, as opposed to the Carstairian or angular style; and consist of four sets, viz., Large Text-hand, Text-hand, Roundhand, and Introduction to Running-hand; each set containing 24 to 26 slips, or sentences, commencing with different letters of the alphabet. These sets or alphabets are stitched in book-form, or pasted on separate slips of binder's board. In this latter form they are used in the Public Schools of Philadelphia, where its economy has been satisfactorily tested.

HARDING'S ALPHABETICAL OUTLINES. ALPHABETICAL OUTLINES in German Text, Old English, Plain and Ornamental Print; together with examples of shading in each style. By W. A. Harding.

DRAWING-BOOK OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT. DRAWING-BOOK OF FLOWERS AND FRUIT; with beautifully colored illustrations. Designed for the use of schools, private pupils, and amateurs. By Mrs. Anne Hill.

"We have never seen any thing of the kind, of American production, that could be at all compared with it, and cannot well imagine how the wealth and experience of Europe could produce a more excellent book of instruction, for the use of seminaries, private pupils, and amateurs. The designs and coloring appear faultless. The mechanical portions have been confided to master hands, and the very first artists in the country have warmly commended the whole work."-Saturday Courier.



The series consists of six sheets, each containing four studies, beautifully colored and gradually increasing in difficulty of execution. The price of the set is $1.50; of the num bers separately, Nos. 1 and 2, each 25 cents; Nos. 3 and 4, each 314 cents, and Nos. 5 and @ each 37 cents.

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