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more extended than those in Cæsar's Commentaries, especially in historical and archeological notices, necessary to explain the allusions to persons and events in which the orations abound; a knowledge of which is indispensable to a proper understanding of the subject, and to enable the student to keep in view the train of argument pursued. In other respects, the proper medium between too much and too little assistance has been studied, and constant reference made to the Grammar, for the explanation of common or difficult constructions.
XIII.-Sallust's Catiline and Jugurtha.
The publishers ref-r with great satisfaction to the distinguished names of some of the best instructors and educators of the present age, whose names are appended, who have long used some or all of Dr. Bullions' books, and who have recommended them either in whole or in part.
NOTICES. “ Bullions' books, by their superior arrangement and accuracy, their completeness as a series, and the references from one to the other, supply a want more perfectly than any other books have done. They bear the marks of the instructor as well as the scholar. It requires more than learning to make a good schoolbook."
Professor C. S. PENNEL,
Antioch College, Ohio.
A. H. Lackey, Pa.
J. E. Lattimer, N. H.
W. G. Finney, Ohio.
S. McCormick, Ohio.
Benjamin Smith, N. Y.
M. Članchy, Pa.
D. G. Frazer, N. Y.
W. S. Boyart, Florida.
R. McMurray, Ohio.
Rev. Z. S. Barstow, N. H.
M. Carpenter, N. H.
Thomas Leonard, Tenn.
John Kelley, Pa.
A. Holmes, N. Y.
Jas. E. Lattimer, N. H.
E. J. Avery, Mass.
Prof. II. heeler, Ind.
Prof. J Towler, N. Y.
W. L. Nicholas, Ohio.
Rev. George Loomis, Del
J. Reid, R. I.
W. E. Todd, N. H.
R. W. Finley, Mo.
Robert Thomson, N. Y.
David Parsons, Ohio.
Isaac Booth, Pa.
J. A. Goodwin, N. Y.
0. L. Leonard, Ky.
E. C. Boyle, Ohio.
M. H. Patten, Mo.
A. C. Roe, Conn.
Lewis Bradley, Pa.
Charles A. Lord, Mo.
Rev. A. A. Livermore, N. H.
Lyman Harding, Ohio.
Wm. Jones, Oregon.
From the Southern Repertory and College Review, for
December, 1852. “Bullions' Series of Grammars and Elementary Classics, through the kindness of the publishers, have been placed upon our table. Although we have been familiar with some of Bullions' books for years, we have not had until now the opportunity of examining the entire series of grammars. This examination we have made with much pleasure, which increased as we progressed. We think that these books ght to be introduced into our primary schools, academies, and colleges forth with, even to the exclusion of others, which were good 'in their day,' but which have got behind the times
. Every teacher has experienced the inconvenience, and every student has felt the embarrassment, arising from a change of text-books from one author to another, on the same subject. True, principles may be ever the same; but each author has his own mode of expression and illustration-each has his plan.
“ In the series one uniform plan is pursued through the grammars of the English, Latin, and Greek languages. The young beginner who masters the Practical Lessons in English Grammar, is not only prepared for the Analytical and Practical Grammar, and the still higher Exercises in Analysis and Parsing, but can take hold of the Latin and Greek Grammars, with a good knowledge beforehand of the plan to be pursued. We are for Bullions' books, as well as for some others, which we hope hereafter to notice, issued from the press of those excellent bookmakers, Farmer, Brace & Co., late Pratt, Woodford & Co."
I use Bullions' works-all of them and consider them the best of the kind that have been issued in this or any other language. If they were universally used we would not have so many superficial scholars, and the study of the classics would be more likely to serve the end for which it was designed—the strengthening and adorning of the mind.
J. B. THOMPSON, A. M., late Rector of the Somerville Classical Institute, N. J. Within the last few months, Dr. Bullions' English Grammar has been introduced into the Public and many of the Private Schools, the Latin School, the English High School, the City Normal School, of the city of Boston; Normal Schools of Bridgewater and Westfield; Marlborough Academy; cities of Salem, Newburyport, &c., Mass.; Portsmouth, and several academies in New Hampshire; and re-adopted in Albany and Troy, New York. They are used in over seventy academies in New York, and in many of the most flourishing institutions in every State of the Union.
Cooper's Virgil, with English Notes.-(2 00.) Having examined the Rev. J. G. Cooper's edition of the works of Virgil, I have no hesitation of giving my opinion, that the plan which he bas pursued is excellent, and the execution highly creditable to liis talents and scholarship. Such a work will greatly facilitate the study of the poet, on the part of the youthful learner. It will give him a correct idea of the meaning of the author in the more difficult passages, and by its copious notes upon ancient history and mythology, will enable him to relish beauties that are now rarely perceived in the early course of classical instruction. I have no doubt but that its appearance will be welcomed by the intelligent and discerning, as a publication admirably adapted to enlist the feelings and stimulate the application of youth, in the elementary schools of our country.
GEORGE P. CAAPMAN, D. D., formerly of Pennsylcania University,
Similar opinions have been expressed by the following literary and scientific gentlemen : James Ross, LL D.,
John T. Kirkland, D. D.,
Henry Ware, D. D.,
John S. J. Gardner, D. D.,
Wm. Rafferty, D.D.,
Edward Sparks, M. D.,
E. D. Barry, D. D.,
And many others.
10 Prof. Peissner's English-German Grammar.
A Comparative English-German Grammar.---($1 00.) Based on the affinity of the two languages, by Prof. Elias PEISSNER,
late of the University of Munich, now of Union College, Schenectady.
From the New York Churchman. Of all the German Grammars we have ever examined, this is the most modest and unpretending--and yet it contains a system and a principle which is the life of it, as clear, as practical, as effective for learning Grammar as any thing we have ever seen put forth, with so much more pretence of originality and show of philosophy. In travelling from England to Germany, a man might commence his journey in England: he must first pass through those parts which lie most contiguous to the land to which he is going; he should cross the separating line at the point or points where the two adjacent countries have most features in common, and his first explorations in the new land will be in those quarters which remind him most of the scenes and associations from which be is departing. This is the pervading principle of the Grammar
pre us, and, truism as it may appear, it contains the secret of the easy acquisition of a foreign language, especially one that has many affinities both in words and idioms to our own.
The principle on which this book is grounded gives it a strong claim to every teacher through examination. It will be found, too, we think, that the author has not only presented a new idea of much interest in itself, but has admirably carried it out in the practical lessons and exercises of his work.
From Professor J. Foster, of Schenectady. I have examined Prof. Peissner's German Grammar with some attention; have marked with interest the rapid advancement of students here using it as a text-book, and have myself carefully tested it in the instruction of a daughter eleven years of age. The result is a conviction that it is most admirably adapted to secure easy, pleasant and real progress, and that from no other work which has come under my notice can so satisfactory a knowledge of the language be obtained in a given time.
From the Albany Morning Express. This is one of the very best treatises of its kind now extant. Those who are acquainted with the science and practice of language will need but a simple statement of some of its points, in order to appreciate its superior merit.
From the Schenectady Reflector. It seems to us to meet more successfully than any other Gram mar, the case of those who desire an accurate knowledge and practice of the German language, through a method at once easy, rapid, and scientific.
PROF. J. B. DODD'S MATHEMATICAL SERIES
An Elementary and Practical Arithmetic,
$0 45 High School Arithmetic,
0 84 Elements of Algebra,
0 84 Higher Algebra,
1 50 Key to Algebra,
84 Elements of Geometry,
1 00 These Arithmetics are believed to be unrivalled in the following particulars:
1. The philosophical accurateness with which their topics are arranged so as to show the mutual dependence and relationship of their subjects.
2. The scientific correctness and practical convenience of their greatly improved nomenclature,
3. The clear and concise manner in which principles are stated and explanations are given.
4. Brevity and completeness of rules.
5. The distinctness with which the true connection between Arithmetic and its cognate branches is developed.
6. The excellent and thorough intellectual discipline super induced.
RECOMMENDATIONS. From R. T. P. Allen, Superintendent of Kentucky Military
Institute. “ Upon a careful examination of a manuscript Treatise on Arithmetic by Prof. Dodd, I find it greatly superior to all others which have come under my notice, in system, completeness and nomenclature. The arrangement is natural, the system complete, and the nomenclature greatly improved. These improvements are not slight; they are fundamental-eminently worthy the attention of the Mathematical Teacher, and give a character of unity to the work, which at once distinguishes it from all others on this subject.
“ I believe it admirably adapted to the purposes of instruction ; in fact, by far the most convenient and usable book for teacher and pupil I have yet met with; and will, with great pleasure, adopt it in the Institute, and recommend its adoption by all." From John Brocklesby, A. M.,
Prof. of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, in Trinity College, Conn. “From a careful examination of the Arithmetic of Prof. Dodd, I have been led to entertain a favorable opinion of the work. It is