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FOR SCHOOLS AND PAROCHIAL LIBRARIES.
The popularity which the Series of Reading-Books known as “ Books for Young Readers ” has attained, is a sufficient proof that teachers and pupils alike approve of the use of interesting stories with a simple plot, in place of the dry combinations of letters and syllables, making no impression on the mind, of which elementary reading-books generally consist. There is also practical testimony to the fact that children acquire the power of reading much more rapidly when the process involves something more than the mere mechanical exercise of the faculties of sight and memory.
The publishers have therefore thought it advisable to extend the application of this principle to books adapted for more advanced readers; and to issue for general use in schools a series of popular works, which they venture to think will in practice be found more adapted for the end in view than the collections of miscellaneous and often uninteresting extracts which are generally made to serve the purpose.
These volumes are printed in legible type, and strongly bound in cloth, and are sold at ls, or ls. 6d. each, post 8vo. Grimm's GERMAN TALES (Selected.) Is.
Suitable ANDERSEN's Danish Tales. (Selected.) Is.
for GREAT ENGLISHMEN. Short Lives for Young Children. Is.
Standards LAMB's TaleS FROM SHAKSPEARE. (Selected.) ls.
II. and III. EDGEWORTH's TALES. A Selection. FRIENDS IN FUR AND FEATHERS. By Gwynfryn. ls. PARABLES FROM NATURE. (Selected.) By Mrs. Gatty. Is. MASTERMAN READY. By Capt. Marryat. (Ahgd.) Is. 6d. Standards SETTLERS IN CANADA. By Capt. Marryat. (Abyd.) Is. 60. (IV. and V. Gulliver'S TRAVELS. (Abridged.) Is. ROBINSON CRusoe. s. 6d. MARIE ; or, Glimpses of Life in France. By A. R. Ellis. Is. POETRY For Boys. Selected by D. Monro.
Standard Souther's LIFE OF Nelson. (Abridged.) ls.
Others in preparation.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL &
Duke of Venice.
PORTIA, a rich Heiress.
Magnificoes of Venice, Servants, and other Attendants.
SCENE, partly at Venice, and partly at Belmont,
the Seat of Portia.
NOTE.-- The following version is reprinted írom the copy of Shakspere used by the late Charles Kemble in his public readings. By its careful abridgment, by the omission of all objectionable passages, and the occasional accentuation of emphatic words, it is well adapted for school use, with a view to which short notes have also been appended.