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the passions are strongly influenced, and obstinate habits contracted, much attention will be paid to rational argumentation. I wrile not to convince these ; I have laboured with many of them long, and almost in vain. Demonstration to such is mere cob. web:-but I write to prevent those from continuing in the practice, who have just hegun; and those from beginning, who have not yet got under the power of this scanda. lous, bewitching, and destructive habit. What I have done, I have done in the fear of God, and with the simple desire to be useful to my brethren. I have sometimes spoken ironically, sometimes satirically, but always with deep seriousness and concern, In short, I have done what I could to render a custom odious and detestable, which I think every thing in heaven and earth discountenances. Whatever reception my pamphlet may meet with, all the reward I expect is secured; a satisfactory conscious. ness of the purest motives, and the sincerest desire to do good. Those who know me will give me credit for my good intentions: and those who will not profit by my advice, will have the candour to acknowledge that I have made a sincere attempt to do serve well of my countrynien.

ADAM CLARKE.” London, May 15, 1797. ZION SONGSTER; a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual

Songs, generally sung at Camp and Prayer meetings, and in revivals of religion. Compiled by PETER D. MYERS, with a copperplate frontispiece, and vignette title page. This work comprises some of the best Hymns of Bishop Heber, Montgomery, and other modern poets, as well as all those in general use at Camp Meetings, &c. It is beKeved to be also less objectionable on the ground of doggrel, than most others published for the same purposes. ZION'S SONGSTER, or a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual

Songs, usually sung at Camp Meetings, and also in revivals of

religion. Compiled by THOMAS MASON. INFANT SCHOOL LESSONS. A series of questions in nine

Lessons on the book of Genesis, accompanied by the text in

large type. Prepared by a Lady engaged in Infant Schools. THE SCHOLAR’S MANUAL, containing the Declaration of

Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and Washington's Farewell Address to the people of the United States, with Questions for the use of Schools. By a Teacher.

“This declaration should be written in letters of goli, and should be placed in the kands, and engraven on the hearts of every youth of our country.” ENGLISH GRAMMAR, in Familiar Lectures, accompanied by

a Compendium; embracing a new systematic order of Parsing, a new system of Punctuation, Exercises in False Syntax, and a system of Philosophical Grammar, in notes; to which are added, an Appendix, and a Key to the Exercises. Designed for the use of Schools and Private Learners. BY SAMUEL KIRKHAM.

"I consider the Compendium of English Grammar, by Samuel Kirkham, a work de berving encouragemeni, and well calculated to facilitate the acquisition of this useful science.

“DE WITT CLINTON."

New York, July 29, 1829. "S. Kirkham, Esq:- I have examined your Grammar with attention, and with a par. ticular view to benefit the institution under my charge. I am fully satisfied that it is the best form in which Murray's principles have been given to the public. The lectures are ample, and given in so familiar and easy language, as to be readily understood, even by a tyro in grammar.

"I feel it due to say, that I commenced the examination of your work, under a strong prejudice against it, in consequence of the numerous 'improved systems with which the public has been inundated of late, most of which are by no means improvements on Murray, but the productions of individuals whom a little grammar has rendered grammatically insane.' My convictions, therefore, are the result of investigation. "I wish you, Sir, success in your publication.

“Respectfully,

"EBER WHEATON. Pr. of Mechanic's Society School."

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l'pwards of sit hundred other recommendations have been presented to the author, equally flattering with the above. INDUCTIVE EXERCISES in ENGLISH GRAMMAR, de

signed to give young pupils a knowledge of the first principles of language. BY RICHARD W. GREEN. "--Hlappily for the advancement of learning, and the comfort and encouragement of youth, a better system has been lately introduced. Instruction is made to begin with that which is easily acquired, and may not only be remembered but understood. With far less trouble, and even with a good degree of pleasure, children will be found at an early age, much in alvance of those whose incipient education, for an equal period, was under the ancient regime."-Atlas' Notice of Green's Grammar, July 4, 1829. THE SYMBOLICAL PRIMER, or Class Book, No. 1.

By E. HAZEN. This Primer consists of two parts. Part the First is composed of 36 pages, and contains 492 cuts, or pictures, with words expressing the names of the objects which they represent directly under them.

Pari the. Second, is composed of 72 pages, and contains the cuts which are in Part the First, arranged in the same order, with explanations, showing the nature and use of the objects which they represent. The explanations are short and are designed to answer the purposes both of Reading and Spelling Lessons. Experience has proved that words combined in sentences, answer a much better purpose for Spelling Lessons than when arranged in columns. The symbolical Primer, however, is not designed merely to teach children to spell and read, but also to communicate information, adapted to the young mind. If parents and teachers will give the latter object the weight which it deserves, they will never object to it on the ground that it contains too many pictures and no columns for Spelling. The fact is, there is nothing in columns of words, arranged for Spelling lessons, calculated to excite the attention or to afford the least in. struction, and consequently children cannot be made to pay much attention to them. Bosides the orthography of words thus abstractedly presented, cannot be remembered without a great deal of difficulty, inasmuch as there is nothing with which the words can be associated to assist the memory.

SPE and DEFINER, or Class Book, No. 2". by the same Author, is designed, as the name imports, to answer the purposes of a Spelling Book and an Expositor or Dictionary. It is composed of 215 pages, and contains about 8000 words, which are explained and pronounced according to the best authorities.

As a book to be committed to memory, it answers a much better purpose than a school dictionary, as it contains a less number of words, and such only as are in common use. The words being classed also according to their parts of speech, and arranged under difserent heads, according to the number of letters or syllables of which they are composed, can be committed to memory in less than half the time which is consumed in committing the same number, arranged on the common plan. The time usually devoted to a Spelling Book, will be abundantly sufficient to become well acquainted with " The Symbolical Primer,” and “ The Speller and Definer,” so that the knowledgo of the meaning of the words and other information which may be obtained, will be clear gain to the pupil.

"The symbolical Primer” is also published on cards, in large type, for the use of Infant and Monitorial schools.

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