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THE

r ADVANCED BOOK

'OF

READING LESSONS,

FORMING A

SUPPLEMENT TO THE FOURTH AND FIFTH READING
BOOKS OF THE AUTHORIZED SERIES.

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Entered according to the Act of the Parliament o! Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, by the Reverend Kgerton Ryerson, LL.D., Chief Superintendent of education for Ontario, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture.

INTRODUCTION.

The following pages contain a selection of extracts intended
to be used as a sequel to' the Fourth or Fifth Book of Reading
Lessons authorized by the Council of Public Instruction for
Ontario, or in some cases as a substitute for them. In this as
in the preceding volumes of the series, specimens are given of
the best authors in - English literature, but many additional
writers of high reputation are here introduced. With a view
to the wants of those students who desire to ascend to the

*- sources, an Appendix is subjoined, illustrating the origin and

to- progress of the Language.

Education Office,
.J Toronto, October, 1871.

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