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Adapted to the New Code of 1871. Edited by Rev. A. R. GRANT, Rector of Hitcham, and Hon. Sa 2 Canon of Ely, and formerly H.M.’s Inspector of Schools. s. d.

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SUMMARY OF CONTENTS.
FIRST STANDARD—The Alphabet and Easy Lessons, followed by

Short Dialogues.
C SECOND STANDARD-Short Dialogues, and Stories in Prose and

Verse.
LO SC THIRD STANDARD–Dialogues, Stories, Short Readings in Poetry;

Readings in the Elements of Geography.
I FOURTH STANDARD–Sketches of the Principal Events in Eng-

lish History, with Notes and Appendix for the Use of Teachers,

with Illustrative Poetry from Tennyson, Dean Trench, &c.
FIFTH STANDARD–Prose Readings and Dialogues on Every Day

Life, as, Nursing, Vaccination, Household Management,
Getting on in Life, Emigration, &c., &c.—Geology and Astro-
nomy. -Extracts from the Writings of Shakespeare, Coleridge,
Wordsworth, Campbell, N. P. Willis, Mrs. Hemans, Mrs.

Browning, Mrs. Howitt, &c. .
Sixth STANDARD—Sketches and Stories of our Colonies.-Read-

ings from Shakespeare, Tennyson, Milton, Southey, Cowper,
Spenser, Scott, Coleridge, Longfellow, &c.

Opinions of the Press.
Admirably adapted, both in thought and language, to the children of the
various ages; simple, without being at all silly, as is too often the case;
instructive, and yet anything but dull, and replete with sound moral and
religious principles."-Atheneum.

“A skilful graduation of lessons and a judicious choice of extracts are the
two cardinal virtues of a 'Reading Book,' and both of them we find here in
perfection.”-Spectator..

“The gradation is simple and natural, and the passage from common to uncommon forms of literary expression, and from ordinary to exceptional intellectual exercises, is very cleverly contrived, by an editor who has evidently thought long and earnestly on the conditions with which he has to deal.”School Board Chronicle.

"It is impossible to speak too highly of them. . . We commend these books to the consideration of the National Society. Their imprimatur to a work so unique and almost perfect as that before us would be as creditable to the Committee as it would be an undoubted boon to School Managers.”— John Bull.

“The Editor has shown a thorough practical knowledge of the work he undertook. All the lessons are calculated to interest the learner as well as to teach him how to read."-Scotsman.

“ If books like these do not make the young folk eager to read, we know not what will. They are crammed full of the most interesting matter, arranged in

a series of the easiest steps.”-Literary World. Tele LONDON: LOCKWOOD & Co., 7, Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.

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son f onctions on the * : In continuation of the SCHOOL MANAGERS' SERIES, strongly

bound in cloth.
? LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE, for the Use of Ele-

mentary Schools. Edited by the Rev. A. R. GRANT, M.A.,
In Two Parts.—Part I. Old Testament, price is. Part II. New of
Testament and Scripture Geography, price is. 2d.; or the Two
Parts bound in One Volume, price 25.

EDITOR'S PREFACE. " These Lessons have been prepared by one of the authors of the 3 * School Managers' Series of Reading Books, who, feeling strongly that religious instruction is an essential part of education, yet thinks it better that it should not be mixed up in the same book with secular instruction. Hence “ The School Managers' Series” contains no distinctively religious lessons; and teachers who desire such are referred to this book as a supplement.

“ The Lessons appear to me to be written with a single-minded endeavour to teach the Bible to children as far as they are capable

of understanding it-not watering it down or translating its lani guage into a familiar modern dialect, or overlaying it with explana

tions, illustrations, and inferences; but selecting what is intelligible ; to children's minds, and keeping as much as possible to the incom

parable diction of the authorised version; only giving explanations

when needed to clear difficulties, and drawing no inferences but ) such as are obvious and practical.

“With these views I have gladly consented to edit the lessons of 2 which I can claim none of the merit-my part having been limited to correction and occasional suggestion.'

Opinions of the Press and of Teachers. “A better work on the subject could not be compiled, nor one more free * from sectarian bias, and less liable to sectarian objections. It is supplemented, nie most usefully, by a careful summary of Biblical Geography."-Standard.

“The book is exactly what many teachers will be glad to find ready to their hand. It is not the experience of a year or two that will give them the · command of language so admirably simple and clear. It can have come only from many, and long labours, and these a work of love."-Spectator.

"A plain and simple telling of the good old tales of the Bible."--Literary World. : “Their simplicity and nice flow of diction ought to command the earnest

attention of all teachers and managers of schools."-E. Pittman, St. Andrew's • Schools, Darlington.

“Most exactly suited for the use of children in our elementary schools. The work would also be useful to pupil teachers, showing them how to condense · Scripture narrative without losing the beauty of the diction or the spirit of the sacred story.”-F. H. Dee, Trinity Schools, Tewkesbury.

“The plan is excellent, the selection is judicious, the lessons are well written, easy, and impressive, and I fancy they cannot fail to become great · favourites with teachers and children as well as school managers."-Charles

Peeks, Dauntsey, Chippenham.
THE BIBLE OPENED FOR CHILDREN. In Two

Series. Comprising numerous Stories from the Old and New s Testaments. By MARY BRADFORD. With 12 full-page Engray. *

ings by DALZIEL Brothers. Small cr. 8vo, cloth, price 25. 6d. “The writer of this book has made a successful attempt to relate several of 3 the principal narratives embodied in the Old and New Testaments, in simple

language, and in an easy style, suited to the comprehension of young children, ? who are thereby led to gain a more intimate acquaintance with the principal - events in Bible History than they would if they had read them for the first ca time in the Bible itself."-Bookseller.

“Arranged in a very happy manner."--Aunt Judy's Magazine. \ LONDON : LOCKWOOD & Co., 7, Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.

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