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Schmitz and Zumpt's Classical Series-Continued.

4. To remove difficulties, and sustain an interest in the text, explanatory notes in English will be placed at the foot of each page, and such comparisons drawn as may serve to unite the history of the past with the realities of modern times.

5. The works, generally, will be embellished with maps and illustrative engravings, accompaniments which will greatly assist the student's comprehension of the nature of the countries and leading circumstances described.

6. The respective volumes will be issued at a price considerably less than that usually charged; and as the texts are from the most eminent sources, and the whole series constructed upon a determinate plan, the practice of issuing new and altered editions, which is complained of alike by teachers and pupils, will be altogether avoided.

From among the testimonials which the publishers have received, they append the following, to show that the design of the series has been fully and successfully carried out :

Central High School, Phila., June 29, 1847.


I have been much pleased with your edition of Caesar's Gallic Wars, being part of Schmitz and Zumpt's classical series for schools. The work seems happily adapted to the wants of learners. The notes contain much valuable information, concisely and accurately expressed, and on the points that really require elucidation, while at the same time the book is not rendered tiresome and expensive by a useless array of mere learning. The text is one in high repute, and your reprint of it is pleasing to the eye. I take great pleasure in commending the publication to the attention of teachers. It will, I am persuaded, commend itself to all who give it a fair examination. Very Respectfully, Your Obt. Servt.,

To Messrs. Lea & Blanchard.

JOHN S. HART, Principal Phila. High School.


June 28, 1847.

The edition of "Caesar's Commentaries," embraced in the Classical Section of Chambers' Educational Course, and given to the world under the auspices of Drs. Schmitz and Zumpt, has received from me a candid examination. I have no hesitation in saying, that the design expressed in the notice of the publishers, has been successfully accomplished, and that the work is well calculated to become popular and useful. The text appears to be unexceptionable. The annotations embrace in condensed form such valuable information, as must not only facilitate the research of the scholar, but also stimulate to further inquiry, without encouraging indolence. This is an important feature in the right prosecution of classical studies, which ought to be more generally understood and appreciated. H. HAVERSTICK, Prof. of Ancient Languages, Central High School, Phila.

From EDWARD NORTH, Dexter Professor of Classical Literature, Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1847.

Your plan of republishing the "Classical Series of Chambers' Educational Course," is one that will bring you in a large harvest of thanks from the scholars of our country. The names of Drs. Schmitz and Zumpt in connection with the cheapness and typographical beauty of the works, will doubtless create a large demand for them; and wherever they go, they will discharge an important mission by reviving and extending the love of classical reading. It will yield me pleasure to do what I can for the furthering of this excellent enterprise.

Schmitz and Zumpt's Classical Series-Continued. From CHARLES MARTIN, Professor of Languages in Hampden-Sidney College, Va., Dec. 18, 1847.

From the examination I have been able to give it, I have been led to judge favorably of it, and the design you have of publishing a series in the same style. The well known ability of the editors will satisfy all scholars that the work will be well done. The cheap style of the editions will be another strong recommendation of them for school use.

If, on the examination of your subsequent issues, I shall be as well pleased as I have been with this, I shall take great pleasure in recommending them to my classes, and to teachers in all the schools in this part of Virginia. Anything which will cheapen the expenses of a liberal education, even in the small article of class-books, and thus bring it within the reach of a larger number of men, deserves and will receive the commendation of every patriot and Christian.

From LYMAN COLEMAN, Professor of Latin, College of New Jersey, Princeton, N. J., Sept. 28, 1847.

I have examined carefully the copy of Caesar which you were kind enough to send to me. I am much pleased with the plan and execution of the work. No higher authority could be desired, and I fully believe that the notes furnish all the aid that the scholar ought to have.

A. F. Ross, Professor of Languages in Bethany College, Bethany, Va., Feb. 16, 1848.

I have lately had put into my hands a copy of "Caesar's Commentaries," importing to be the first of an Educational Series of the Classics proposed to be published by you. I am much pleased with the execution of the present volume, as well as impressed with the advantages to be gained by such a series of educational classics as that contemplated.— Such a series of works would relieve us at once from a perplexing multiplicity of texts, and an amount of cumbrous, and often worse than useless annotation, which not only adds greatly to the expense, but is calculated to repress all mental energy in the pupil, by assuming in the outset that he is to have no credit for either industry or capacity. The editorial supervision to which the course has been committed is a sufficient guarantee of its fidelity, and I shall look with much interest to the completion of the series.

From REV. B. R. HALL, A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages in the Classical and Mathematical Institute, Newburgh, Orange County, New York, Sept. 7, 1847.

I like it because it is neat, small, and not overburdened with notes--the bane of all learning. * * * I shall certainly recommend my pupils. to get this edition.

From J. F. RICHARDSON, Professor of Ancient Languages in Madison University, Hamilton, New York, Sept. 2, 1847.

The well known Latin scholarship of the editors gave abundant encouragement that the work would be adapted to our educational wants. In this expectation I am not disappointed. I have examined the work considerably, and am pleased with its text, punctuation, and general style of typographical execution; especially with its foot-notes, instead of the very inconvenient plan of putting the whole body of notes at the close of the volume. But more than all am I pleased with the character of the notes. The editors, in my opinion, have evinced a sound judgment in de-. termining the kind and amount of assistance that ought to be rendered in this way to the young student.

Schmitz and Zumpt's Classical Series -Continued.

From REV. CHAUNCEY COLTON, President, and Professor of Latin Language and Literature, St. John's College, Cin., Ohio, March 7, 1848. I beg you to accept my thanks for this attention, with the expression of my favorable judgment of this edition, and of the plan you propose of a classical series by these eminent scholars I shall be glad to see them as they come from your press, and I doubt not shall prefer many of them to those we have at present in use. The Caesar I prefer on several accounts, and am making daily use of it.

From AMMI B. HYDE, Professor of Languages in the Oneida Conference Seminary, Cazenovia, New York, Sept 2, 1847.

We find much to admire in the neat and business-like form of the work. Its notes are compact and sufficiently copious, and the text is, in our view, unusually accurate and Caesar-like. Our opinion of the work is such as to induce us to bring it into notice.

From E. S. DixXWELL, Latin School, Boston, Sept. 13, 1847.

It commends itself by its cheapness and the high character of the editors.

From the REV. S. DAVIS, Rector of Zion's Church, Rome, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1847.

The enterprise of publishing a classical series in the form and style with which you have commenced, must meet the approbation and encouragement of classical scholars generally. The learning and ability of the gentlemen who edit the series are a sufficient guarantee for their correetness and accuracy.

From THOMAS BONSALL, Classical Teacher, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1847.

After a minute examination of this edition of Caesar, I consider it to be decidedly the best both for accuracy and elegance of execution of any ever published in this country. * * *I consider your publication of these works as supplying a desideratum in our school books, which is likely to be advantageously used to a wide extent.

From D. H. PEIRSON, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Nov. 23, 1847.

I am glad to find just such an edition of Caesar. The publishers have done well, and the editors better yet. I have used in my school four different editions of Caesar, none of which do I think half so good as yours. Either they are burdened with notes and translations so as to leave nothing for the pupil to do, or they are full of blunders in the text. Your edition is just what was needed, and henceforth I shall purchase no other.

From E. M. ROLLO, Binghamton Academy, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1847.

-All of these objections are avoided in the edition you have sent me. Besides, in several other respects it is superior to any edition in use in this country. The text and pointing are unquestionably very accurate. ** The quality of the paper and neat typography are important excellences. The map appears to be correct and sufficiently full for all the purposes of the student. But the most important improvement in the work is the admirable Biography of Caesar which the editors have prefixed to it. This is a desideratum wanting in all other editions of Caesar. They either have none at all, or a very meagre and imperfect one. The notes are well calculated to elucidate the text and to render efficient aid to the student.

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