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There is no reason why you cannot meet with just as good

success, if you will try our method, as follows:

The “ Hawthorne Library Certificates," which we send you (FREE,) are to be placed in the hands of your pupils, each one acting as a representative in obtaining subscriptions for his school library. Some pupils will dispose of only two or three, while others will sell as many as ten or fifteen shares.

The subscriber is given a certificate of his subscription and his name is written in the blank space for that purpose, and the certificate is then signed by the pupil.

This work has a good effect on the pupil, making him feel that he is an important factor in securing a library for his school, thereby stimulating his interest in the matter.

One teacher writes us that the entire amount ($10.co) was raised in two hours, by this method, but everyone, of course, cannot expect such excellent results as this : the average time being from four to ten days.

REMEMBER:

You are under no ob ation, do not enter into any contract to order a library unless you succeed in disposing of the certificates. Less than 1% of those who try to secure a library by our method are unsuccessful and return the certificates to us.

Write to us to-day for circulars, certificates and catalogue. (Free.)

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NOW USED IN ALL PROGRESSIVE SCHOOLS. “The Young Folk's Library of Choice Literature merits the unstinted You would be gratified to see how the “5c. Classics" delight my litile praise and approval of every educator in our land. For two years I pupils. They deserve to be, and are the most popular children's books have used various numbers of the booklet in my primary work with of which I have any knowledge. eminently satisfactory results.”

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2nd Grade. (Continued.) 76. Some Bird Friends.

63. Story of Louisa M. Alcott. 77. Flower Friends. I.

72. Story of Pocahontas. · 78. Flower Friends. II.

81. Story of Cyrus W. Field. 79. Flower Friends. III.

82. Story of Holmes 87. Legends of the Springtime.

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95. Stories of Revolution.

(Lexington and Concord.) 96. Stories of Revolution.

(British Driven from Boston.)

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3rd Grade. 1. , Grimm's Fairy Tales.- 1. 4. Grimm's Fairy Tales.—2. 7. Little Red Riding Hood. 8. Jack and the Beanstalk. 13. Selections from Grimm.-1. 14. Selections from Grimm.—2. 20. Stories from Garden and Field.-1. 21. Stories from Garden and Field.-2. 36. Story of Tennyson. 62. Story of S. F. B. Morse. 64. Story of James Watt. 68. Story of the Norsemen. 69. Puss in Boots. 70. Story of Stephenson. 71. Story of Irving. 47. Rab and His Friends. 98. Story of Boone. 99. Oregon and the Yellowstone. 100. Fremont and Kit Carson.

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6th Grade. 6. Lays of Ancient Rome.-1. (Macaulay.)

Enoch Arden. (Tennyson.) 15. Legend of Sleepy Hollow. (Irving.) 16. Rip Van Winkle, etc. (Irving.) 17. Philip of Pokanoket. (Irving.) 18. The Voyage, etc. (Irving.) 39. We are Seven, etc. (Wordsworth.) 50. Christmas Eve, etc. (Irving.) 67. Thanatopsis and Other Poems. (Bryant.)

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4th Grade. 22. Hawthorne's Golden Touch. 23. Hawthorne's Three Golden Apples. 24. Hawthorne's Miraculous Pitcher. 32. King of the Golden River. (Ruskin.) 33. The Chimæra. (Hawthorne.) 34. Paradise of Children. (Hawthorne.) 41. Evangeline. (Longfellow.)

5th Grade.
5. Story of Macbeth.
19. The Deserted Village. (Goldsmith.)
37. Othello, etc. (Lamb.)
38. The Tempest, etc. (Lamb.)
40. Ancient Mariner. (Coleridge.)

7th and 8th Grades. 49. L'Allegro and Other Poems. (Milton.) 51. As You Like It. (Shakespeare.) 52. Merchant of Venice. (Shakespeare.) 53. Henry the Eighth. (Shakespeare.) 57. Lady of the Lake.

Canto 1. (Scott.) 58. Lady of the Lake. Canto II. (Scott.) 59. Lady of the Lake. Canto III. (Scott.) 65. Sir Roger De Coverley. 80. Cotter's Saturday Night. (Burns.) 88. Sir Launfal.

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An illustrated list of high class reproductions suitable for school decoration, selected from general catalogue. Mailed upon receipt of 10 cents in stamps. Berlin Photographic Co., Fine Art Publishers, 14 E 23rd St.,

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Aggravate is often erroneously used in the sense of provoke, exasperate.

Aggravate means an increase in weight or inton. sity, to become worse or more burdensome.

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When the Best Books are decided upon, they should be read complete. Abstracts and epitomes are but the bones of books without the flesh, and all selections and extracts are nothing more than specimens—and who shall judge of a house by a specirien brick ? Selections may be gems, but they almost invariably lose lustre by being torn from their settings.

WHICH ARE THE WORLD'S GREAT BOOKS ? A Library of
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COMMITTEE OP SELECTION, with full particulars, specimen pages and engravings. We believe that NO “Extracts." all students of literature will agree that this list does not contain one volume that ought to have been omitted. Yet we believe that the books indispensable to every well selected Every work library are all included. Those who apply promptly for information will place themselves in a

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Our School Souvenirs They are neat, novel, attractive, and as they contain the name of school, date, teacher's name, togetl er with names of pupils, i hey will be highly prized and always kept as real Souvenirs. These Souvenirs consist of two cards tied together with silk cord. On the face of first is printed the name of school, town, teachers, date, officers, etc., 8.8 desired, in the brightest gold letters, and on the second the names of the pupils. Heavy embossed cards are used and the Souvenirs are gotten out in a highly artistic manner. Where two cards are not sufficient additional cards are attached so as to accommodate all the names without crowding.

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16: $1.05 21 : $1.29 have always been considered a most appropriate gift for close of school, but they could not often be

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