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GLASGOW:

PUBLISHED FOR THE ASSOCIATION BY
WILLIAM COLLINS, QUEEN'S PRINTER;
EDINBURGH: 37 COCKBURN STREET;
LONDON: 43 PATERNOSTER ROW.

1863.
Price. Two Shillings and Sixpence.

PREFACE.

The Advanced Reader, comprising Lessons in Literature and Science, is a sequel to Progressive Lessons, and will be found suitable as a highest English Class-Book for Academies as well as for Burgh and Parish Schools.

The Scientific part has been prepared with care and research, and detailed in a manner meant to be at once interesting, clear, and precise; each subject taken up being treated in an accurate and exhaustive manner, and the best and most recent authorities having in every case been consulted. Diagrams, which are but the most comprehensive and forcible of words, are copiously given as the best mode of explanation.

Though order and method are strictly observed, the Scientific and Literary Lessons are intermingled, so as to present an attractive variety to the pupil.

In the Literary Pieces, useful information and interesting detail have been the principles of selection. To teach the great knowledge of the True, the Beautiful, and the Good, by the assistance of the Master Minds of England, was considered an indispensable requisite here; and it is hoped that the Extracts in Poetry and Prose will be found, as far as the combination was possible, suitable reading for the young, and good specimens of the literature of our native land.

Modulation and Inflection receive special attention, for the world at large is becoming sensitive on the subject of good reading, and justly insists on this accomplishment as the primary element in any- claim to scholarship.

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