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THE SECOND READER,

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

BY

G. 8. HILLARD AND L. J. CAMPBELL.

WITÉ ILLUSTRATIONS.

BOSTON:
BREWER AND TILESTON.

PHILA.: ELDREDGE & BRO.
PORTLAND, ME.: BAILEY & NOYES,

Edhtet torkity 57867, Sept. e).
Edue T 158.66.440

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PREFACE.

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This reading-book is designed to follow immediately after

« The Primer, or First Reader.” It begins with lessons as easy as those in the last part of that book. The pieces gradually become more difficult, yet they are not too hard for sure and rapid progress.

Great care has been taken to present interesting and attractive lessons. A sufficient proportion of these convey information, and may be considered object lessons. They treat, for the most part, of objects which the child sees around him.

The moral feelings and the imagination are also frequently appealed to. Love and obedience to parents, and kindness to the inferior animals, are inculcated by many of the pieces in both prose and verse.

It has constantly been the aim of the compilers to exclude every thing which might be objectionable to a correct literary taste

No questions are appended to the lessons, for there are very few teachers who would not prefer to frame their own questions. The intelligent teacher will find no difficulty in constructing, for each lesson, as many questions as may be desired, and in arousing by these more interest than by a set of printed questions, to which the pupils learn the answers and nothing more.

The Exercises in Enunciation are such as can be easily used by young children with the aid of the teacher. They should receive daily attention.

The Illustrations have been designed by Billings, and engraved by Andrews. It is believed that they will prove very attractive to the young pupil.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

G. S. HILLARD,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts

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LESSON.
25. Ironing Clothes, .
26. Learning to Skate,
27. The Nosegay,
28. Lucy and the Snow-bird,
29. The Wind (in verse),
30. The Squirrel,
31. The Girl Reading to her Grandfather,
32. Bread,
33. A Visit to Grandmother,
34. The Lamb, .
35. Winter (in verse),
36. North, South, East, West,
37. Bees, .
38. Work while you work (in verse),
39. The Youth and the Hand-organ,
40. The Shepherd's Dog,
41. The Two Five-cent Pieces that at last made One Dime,
42. Boy playing Foot-ball,
43. Little Dick and the Giant, .
44. Little Dick and the Giant, concluded, .
45. Birds in their Nests (in verse),
46. The Hay,
47. What a Good Little Girl is,
48. The Snow-storm,
49. The Snow-storm, concluded,
50. The Boy and his Little Sister,
61. The Old Kitchen Clock (in verse),
62. The Old Crow,
63. The Old Crow, concluded,
64. Naming the Kittens, .
55. Little Rain-drops (in verse),
56. The Cow,

7. The Cow (in verse), 58. Obedience, 69, The Nut, 60. Little White Lily (in verse), 61. The Good Bargain, 62. Clouds, Rain, and Snow, 63. Susie and her Dolls, . 64. A Lesson on Objects, 66. Counsel 3 to Children,

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