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THE STANDARD SPEAKER,
Exercises in Prase aud Poetry,
FOR DECLAMATION IN SCHOOLS, ACADEMIES, LYCEUMS, COLLEGES. Newly translated or compiled from celebrated Orators, Authors, and popular
Debaters, ancient and modern. A TREATISE ON ORATORY AND ELOCUTIGN, WITH NOTES EXPLANATORY AND BIOGRAPHICAL.
BY EPES SARGENT.
This work has been compiled with great care, and conta us a majority of new pieces. It is far more comprehensive than any similar work, and is adapted for use not only as a Speaker, but to the general reader, as a colleo. tion containing many new, rare, and elegant extracts.
From among a great number of commendatory notices received from essayists, the press, and teachers of elocution, a few are subjoined.
From E. P. WHIPPLE, Esq., the well-known Essayist and Critic. We have no hesitation in saying that this is the best compilation of the kind, in the variety and in the comprehensiveness of its selections, which has been made on either side of the Atlantic. The various pieces are selected with great judgment from a long array of celebrated orators and writers. A good portion of the work is devoted to extracts from late speeches in France, England, and America, which have never before appeared in a col. section of the kind; and the works of the great masters of eloquence, Chatham, Burke, Pitt, Fox, Grattan, Emmett, Shiel, and Webster, have been carefully studied for new specimens. The original translations from the French are admirably executed, and add a novel feature to the work. The amount of editorial labor expended on the whole compilation must have been very great — greater, we think, than that of any other Speaker.
The introductory treatise on Oratory and Elocution is a model of condensation, full of matter, clear, sensible, and available in every part. Not only is the volume admirably adapted to serve its primal purpose as a Speaker, but to the general reader it will be found to be a most stimulating and attractive book, better than any work of “elegant extracts” we have Fon.
JOHNSTON'S TURNER'S CHEMISTRY.
A MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY,
A NEW EDITION.
JOHNSTON'S TURNER'S ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY
FOR THE USE OF COMMON SCHOOLS. One Vol. 18mo.
JOHNSTON'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.
REVISED EDITION. ENLARGED AND IMPROVED. A Manual of Fatural Philosophy, COMPILED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES, AND DESIGNED AS A TEXT.
BOOK IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES,
BY JOHN JOHNSTON, A.M., PROFESSOR OF NATURAL SCIENCE IN THE WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY.
The above valuable series of books were prepared by John JOHNSTON, A.M., Professor of Natural Science in the Wesleyan University, Middletown, Ct. The Chemistry is the standard text-book of many of the lead. ing Colleges and prominent Medical Institutions of the country. The Elementary Chemistry, very recently published, has been adopted in many High Schools and Academies, in all parts of the country.
The present edition of Johnston's Natural Philosophy will be found much enlarged and improved. Exact in its definitions, original in ito illustrations, full and familiar in explanation, the publishers are assured it will require oniy to be examined to be approved. It has been recently recommended by the Board of Education of the State of New Hampshire for the use of the Common Schools of the State; it has also been adopted in the High School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in many Academies and Schools in various sections of the country.
A few notices of the series, from among many which have been received, are appended :
KEITH ON THE GLOBES.
GUY AND KEITH. GUY ON ASTRONOMY, AND KEITH ON THE GLOBES : Goy's Elements of Astronomy, and an A bridgment of Keith's New Treatise on the C:ob?s
. THIRTEENTH AMERICAN EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS,
AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE ASTRONOMICAL PART OF THE AMERICAN
Illustrated with Eightrru Plates,
DRAWN AND ENGRAVED ON STEEL, IN THE BEST MANNER.
A volume containing Guy's popular Treatise of Astronorny, and Keith on the Globes, having been submitted to us for examination, and carefully examined, we can without any hesitation recommend it to the notice and patronage of parents and teachers. The work on Astronomy is clear, intelligible, and suited to the comprehension of young persons. It com• prises a great amount of information and is well illustrated with steel engravings. Keith on the Globes has long been recognised as a standard school book. The present edition, comprised in the same volume with the Astronomy, is improved by the omission of much extraneous matter, and the reduction of size and price. On the whole, we know of no school book which comprises so much in so little space as the new edition of Guy and Keith. THOMAS EUSTACE,
The following teachers of Baltimore, concur iu the opinion above expressed : E. BENNETT,
0. W. TREADWELL, C. F. BANSEMAR,
JAMES SHANLEY, E. R. IIARNEY,
DAVID KING, ROBERT O'NEILL
D. W. B. MCCLELAN.
UNITED STATES AND THE CANADAS,
ILLUSTRATED BY AN ACCURATE
MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, Showing the lines of finished Railroads, and their more important connections.
COMPILED AND BROUGHT UP TO THE PRESENT DAY FROM THE MOST
RECENT AND RELIABLE SOURCES.
A Pocket 18mo. Vol.
The “Guide” has passed through many editions with the approbation of the public, and each new issue is found to be a faithful representation of the progressive facilities of travel throughout the country.
From Godey’s Lady's Book. The grand feature of the book is the map of the United States, 26 inches by 30, in which all the routes ar? accurately delineated, with reference letters on the margin, by which any particular place may be found in a few seconds.
As a book and map of reference, this will be found extremely convenient, not only for traveliers, but counting-houses, hotels, insurance offices, banks, &c. In fact, every gentleman should have a copy constantly lying on his desk for prompt reference. The great merit of the map is the size and distinctness of the lettering, which renders the search for a place a pleasure instead of a painful task, as is the case with most pocket maps. In all respects the new Traveller's Guide is unrivalled.
From the Literary World. It is one of the finest specimens of map engraving we have ever seen, and in one particular merits special commendation ; that is, the manner in which, by the use of a light but clear letter, the names of places are engraved, thus obviating confusion, and enabling one at a glance to find the place he is in search of.
From the New York Evening Post. It is a marvel how so much and such rare and curious information could have been brought within so limited a space. The traveller in the United States will find almost any question pertaining properly to his journeyings, answered in this little volume without much trouble, the arrangement is so fine and the contents are so skilfully digested.