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President — George T. Littlefield of Somerville. Vice Presidents — Thos. D. Adams of Newton, Samuel A. Chase of Lowell, Alanson Palmer of West Cambridge, W. W. Colburn of Belmont, and Samuel S. Wilson of Charlestown. Secretary and Treasurer — T. M. Bancroft of Waltham. Executive Committee William E. Sheldon of West Newton, L. H. Buckingham of Brighton, William A. Stone of Woburn, George N. Bigelow of Framingham, and Asa C. Smith of Cambridge.


BOSTON, 1861.


1. Add 31, 41, 74, and 6zy.

2. A man bought a house for $4000, paid $250 for repairs, and sold it so as to gain 101 per cent. on his investment. For how much did he sell it?

3. What number is that yo of which exceeds of it by 29 ? 4. How much is X{X} divided by XIX?

5. What is the worth of a pile of wood 7ft. long, 4ft. wide, and 3ft. high, at $7 a cord ?

6. Required the simple interest on $90.36 for 3 y. 6m. 12d., at 6 per cent. ?

7. How many gallons of water will fill a rectangular vessel whose dimensions are 1ft. 1zft. and 2ft., allowing 231 cubic inches to the gallon?

8. A man bought 2 galls. of molasses at 30 cents a gallon, and 25 lbs. of sugar at 71 cents a pound. He gave in payment $5; how much money is he to receive back?

9. Reduce 30,628 pence to pounds, shillings, etc.
10. If 6 yards of cloth cost £4, 13s., what will 11 yards cost ?
11. Divide 3.25 by .0235, finding two decimals.

12. Find the amount of $304.56 for four years, at 7 per cent. şimple interest.

13. A load of hay weighs 2,625 lbs. What is it worth at $15 per ton ?

14. What will it cost to plaster the upright walls of a room 20ft. long, 15ft. wide, and 9ft. high, at 16 cents per square yard, making allowance for a door 7ft. by 3, and three windows each 6ft. by 4?

15. Required the compound interest on $106 for three years, at 6 per cent.

16. How many yards of carpeting &yd. wide will cover a floor 27ft. long and 16ft. wide ?

17. How many gallon, half-gallon, and quart bottles, of each the same number, will it take to hold a hogshead of wine of 63 gallons ?


18. A bare runs 15 rods in 2 seconds, and a hound follows at 12 rods per second. In what time will the latter overtake the former, if they are 20 rods apart at first?

19. Subtract 3X47 from 9X 53.

20. How many acres in a rectangular piece of land 40 rods long and 30 rods wide ?

A man and a boy did a piece of work together; the man was to have $1 25 and the boy $0.75 per day, and they both together received $21. How many days did they work ?

22. Multiply together 4.7, 6.13, and 9.2.
23. What is the sum of 53, 63, and 7+ in decimal numbers ?
24. Reduce 0.425 to a vulgar fraction in lowest terms.

GEOGRAPHY. 1. As we move towards the north, do we find vegetation more, or less, luxuriant ?

2. What divisions of America are in the Torrid Zone ? 3. Where is Chicago situated ? - Cairo ?- Memphis ? — Pensacola ? - Richmond ? 4. What river drains the State of Oregon and Washington Territory? 5. Where is Pike's Peak? 6. On what waters would you sail from Boston to Baltimore? 7. Through what States does the Merrimac flow?

8. What are the principal exports of the countries on the Mediterranean?

9. What separates the Red Sea from the Mediterranean?
10. What are the exports of British India ?
11. What is the length of a degree of longitude ?

12. What are the principal ports of the United States south of Norfolk, Va.?

13. Name the principal ranges of mountains in Europe. 14. Draw a map of Maryland and Virginia.


1.5 What is an adjective ? 2. Write the principal parts of the following verbs: -- rise, go, set,

see, forsake.

3.10 What is a conjunctive adverb ?

4.10 Write the third person plural, potential mood, passive voice, past tense, of the verb to teach.

5.10 Define the following words :-subjunctive, imperative, infinitive, relative, interrogative.

6.10 Write a sentence in which the subject is limited by a relative clause, and the predicate by a verb in the infinitive.

7.10 Analyze the following sentence: -" Industry and application will make amends for the want of a quick and ready wit." 8.10 Parse the italicised words in the following sentences :

“Scenes must be beautiful, which, daily viewed,

Please daily, and whose novelty survives
Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years ; -
Praise justly due to those that I describe."


1. What were the motives which induced the colonists of Virginia and of New England to form settlements in America ?

2. What form of government was first instituted by the Plymouth colonists?

3. What did Penn make the basis of his institutions ? 4. What was the cause of the Revolutionary War ?

5. Why did the British ministry retain the duty of three pence per lb. on tea ?

6. What foreign assistance had the Americans during the Revolution ? 7. When was the battle of Bunker Hill fought? 8. When was the Constitution adopted ?

9. For what reasons was war declared by the United States against Great Britain in 1812?

10. In whose administration was Louisiana annexed to the United States, and from whom purchased ?

11. What was the Missouri Compromise?
12. Which of the States is called the old Dominion ?
13. Which the Bay State ?
14. Which the Empire State ?


ENGLISH ANALYSIS: containing forms for the Complete Analysis of English Com

position, together with Selections for Analysis from the best English Authors. Designed to accompany the Study of English Grammar in High and Grammar Schools. By EDWARD P. BATES, A. M., Principal of Cotting Academy, West Cambridge, Mass. Boston: Crosby & Nichols. *1862. pp. 107.

We have looked through this neat book with much pleasure. Its author, who is favorably known for his skill in teaching the English language, has presented his mode of analysis — and an excellent mode it seems to be. We have here the analysis orthographical, phonetical, etymological, syntactical, logical, and rhetorical -all given in a manner which is easily comprehended, and may be readily applied. The selections are made from nearly fifty of the most eminent authors, and are peculiarly adapted to analytical examination. We cordially commend Mr. Bates's little work to all teachers of the English language. FIRST LESSONS IN MECHANICS; with Practical Applications, designed for the use

of Schools. By W. E. WORTHEN. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1862.

pp. 192.

We cannot better express the object of this work than by quoting a portion of its preface. “Avoiding mere theory and reasoning, the author has presented results simply, confining himself throughout to matters of practical utility. With this view he has treated chiefly of mechanical powers, the most important machines in which they are combined, the composition and resolution of forces, the centre of gravity, motive powers, water-wheels, the steam-engine, geering and shafting, the various kind of pumps, and friction with its effects on machinery."

This book, which is finely illustrated, is well fitted for use in Common or High Schools. It may be used by itself or in connection with ordinary works on Natural Philosophy. The numerous problems it contains will be found highly useful and interesting. It is a book of great practical worth.

WARREN'S SERIES OF GEOGRAPHIES. We have received the new editions of these popular works, — Warren's Primary, Common School, and Physical Geographies. Such alterations have been made in the text and maps, as recent changes in geographical boundaries rendered necessary. The Primary Geography has been translated into German. We have looked through our German copy; but as it is all “ Greek” to us, excepting the pictures, we shall pass it over to the senior editor. Dexter S. Stone, 37 and 39 Brattle Street, Boston, is the agent for the above works.

MEMOIR OF DANA P. COLBURN. — The many friends of the lamented Colburn will be glad to hear that the excellent memoir published in the last number of Barnard's Journal has been republished in book form. Copies of it can be obtained at the Educational room. Copies of the steel engraving accompanying the article, in a form suitable for framing, can, also, be purchased at the room.

THE PULPIT AND ROSTRUM. — We have received the May number of this valuable serial, containing the able discourse of Rev. Alexander H. Vinton, D. D., The Sabbath, and its Relations to the State.


The next Term in the Chemical Department begios August 28. The Regular Course includes Recitations in General Chemistry, Qualitative and quantitative Analysis, Physics, and Technical Chemistry, and Instruction in the Laboratory in Analysis, Agricultural and Manufacturing Chemistry, Metallurgy and Pharmacy. Students may also attend Recitations in Anatomy and Physiology, Mineralogy, Physical Geography, and Political Economy, and courses of Lectures on Geology and Zoology, Prof. Agassiz; Philosophy, Prof. Bowen; Chemistry, Prof. Cooke; Botany, Prof Gray Technology, Prof. Horsford; Literature, Prof. Lowell; Physics, Prof. Lovering; Mathematics, Prof. Peirce; History, Prof. Torrey; Anatomy, Prof. Wyman. This Department receives general students, who seek a thorough scientific education, and also special students in Chemistry applied to Medicine, Metallurgy or Manufactures. For further information, address C. W. ELIOT, Prof. of Chemistry, CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

J.A. LOWELL, June, '62. - 8m.

Chalrman of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Series of School

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This work has taken a permanent place by the side of the great Dictionaries of the English tongue. No teacher can do without it as a book of reference. It should be in every schoolroom,

The large and increasing sale in New England of these STANDARD WORKS ON ENGLISH GRAMMAR, in consequence of their adoption in many of our best schools, has rendered it necessary, in order better to accommodate the public, to have them published in Boston as well as in New York. Mr. Wood has, accordingly completed such arrangements with Meskrs. FRED'K A. BROWN & Co.

Towns and private schools can now be furnished with Brown's Grammars, for first introduction on very favorable terms, on application to the Boston Publishers, by mail or otherwise.

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