Immagini della pagina



This work is intended as a school Grammar, for the use of classes pursuing this branch of study in the common schools, or of the junior classes in academies. It embraces all that is important on the subject, expressed with accuracy, brevity, and simplicity, and is peculiarly adapted to the purposes of instruction in public schools.


This work, designed for the more advanced classes in schools and academies, is prepared on a more extended plan than the preceding, though not essentially different from it. The arrangement (except in syntax), the definitions and rules, are the same, but with much greater fulness in the illustrations and exercises, intended to lead the student into a thorough and critical acquaintance with the structure and use of the English Language.


This little work consists of selections in prose and poetry from standard writers, so arranged as to furnish a convenient and progressive course of Exercises in Analysis and Parsing, in every variety of style, with such occasional references to the grammars as are deemed necessary to explain peculiar or difficult constructions. To this is prefixed directions for the analysis of sentences and models both of analysis and parsing.


This work is upon the foundation of Adam's Latin Grammar, so long and favorably known as a text-book, and combines with all that is excellent in that work many important corrections and improvements suggested by subsequent writers, or the results of the author's own reflection and observation, during many years, as a classical teacher.


This work forms a sequel to the Grammar, and an introduction to the study of Latin classic authors. It begins with a series of simple and plain sentences mostly selected from classic writers, to exemplify and illustrate the leading constructions of the language, followed by Reading Lessons, of pure and simple Latin, chiefly narrative, by which the pupil, while he becomes familiar with the construction of the language, is also made acquainted with many of the most prominent characters and mythological fables of antiquity, as well as with the leading events of Roman history. Throughout the work, references are constantly made, at the foot of the page, to the Grammar and Introduction, when necessary to explain the construction or assist the pupil in his preparations.


This work is intended chiefly for those who begin the study of Greek at any early age; and for this reason contains only the outlines of Grammar, expressed in as clear and simple a manner as possible. It is complete in itself, being a Grammar, Exercises, Reading Book, and Lexicon, all in one; so that the pupil, while studying this, needs no other book on the subject. The knowledge acquired by the study of this work will be an important preparation to the young student for commencing the study of Greek Grammar with ease and advantage.


This work is intended to be a comprehensive manual of Greek Grammar, adapted to the use of the younger, as well as of the more advanced students, in schools and colleges. Both in Etymology and Syntax, the leading principles of Greek Grammar are exhibited in definitions and rules, as few and as brief as possible, in order to be easily committed to memory, and so comprehensive as to be of general and easy application. This work is now more extensively used than any other of the kind in the country.


This work, like the Latin Reader, is properly a sequel to the Greek Grammar, and an introduction to the study of the Greek classic authors. It seeks to accomplish its object in the same way as the Latin Reader. (See above, No. VÍ.) With these are connected

SPENCER'S LATIN LESSONS, with exercises in parsing, introductory to Bullions' Latin Grammar.

In this series of books, the three Grammars, English, Latin, and Greek, are all on the same plan. The general arrangement, definitions, rules, etc., are the same, and expressed in the same language, as nearly as the nature of the case would admit. To those who study Latin and Greek, much time and labor, it is believed, will be saved by this method, both to teacher and pupil; the analogy and peculiarities of the different languages being kept in view, will show what is common to all, or peculiar to each; the confusion and difficulty unnecessarily occasioned by the use of elementary works, differing widely from each other in language and structure, will be avoided; and the progress of the student rendered much more rapid, easy, and satisfactory.

No series of Grammars having this object in view, has heretofore been prepared, and the advantages which they offer cannot be obtained in an equal degree by the study of any other Grammars now in use. They form a complete course of elementary books, in which the substance of the latest and best Grammars in each language has been compressed into a volume of convenient size, beautifully printed on superior paper, neatly and strongly bound, and are put at the lowest prices at which they can be afforded.

The elementary works, intended to follow the Grammars, namely, the Latin Reader, and the Greek Reader, are also on the SAME PLAN-are prepared with special references to these works, and contain a course of elementary instruction so unique and simple, as to furnish great facilities to the student in these languages.


This series contains the following works, to which others, in course of preparation, will soon be added, viz:


In this work, the plan of the Latin Reader is carried on throughout. The same introduction on the Latin idioms is prefixed for convenience of reference, and the same mode of reference to the grammar and introduction is continued. The Notes are neither too meagre nor too voluminous; they are intended not to do the work of the student for him, but to direct and assist him in doing it himself. It is embellished with a beautiful map of Gaul, and several wood-cuts representing the engines of war used by the Romans.


With notes, critical and explanatory; adapted to Bullions' Latin Grammar, and also to the Grammar of Andrews and Stoddard. This selection contains the four orations against Catiline.-The oration for the Poet Archias,-for Marcellus,—for Q. Ligarius,-for king Deiotarus,—for the Manilian law,-and for Milo. The notes are more extended than those in Cæsar's Commentaries, especially in historical and archæological 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 uncon:mon o difficult constructions.

In preparation, and will soon be published,


On the same plan.

Published also by the same

THE WORKS OF VIRGIL, with copious notes, &c., and also a table of reference; by Rev. J. G. COOPER, A. M.


1. SCHELL'S INTRODUCTORY LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC.This work is peculiarly adapted to the wants of beginners. The language is simple, the definitions clear, the examples easy, and the transition from subjects gradual and natural. Each succeeding page furnishes a new lesson, and each lesson contains four distinct kinds of Exercise; giving a greater, more pleasing, and useful variety than will be found elsewhere in any work of the kind.

2. INTELLECTUAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC; or, First Lessons in Arithmetical Analysis, intended as an introduction to Dodd's Arithmetic. By J. L. ENOS, Graduate of the N. Y. State Normal School.

3. ELEMENTARY AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC, by JAMES B. DODD, A. M., Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky.-This is a work of superior merit. The arrangement is natural, the system complete, and the nomenclature greatly improved. It is admirably adapted to the purposes of instruction by its clear and concise statement of principles, the brevity and comprehensiveness of its rules, and the excellent and thorough quality of intellectual discipline which it affords.

Professor DODD is now preparing a more advanced Arithmetic for the accommodation of those who desire a fuller course. Also an Algebra.

These three Arithmetics have been prepared by teachers of great practical experience each of them eminent in that department of instruction for which his work is designed.


This valuable series for the use of schools embraces the following authors and subjects:

1. Comstock's Series of Books of the Sciences, viz.:

SYSTEM OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, revised and enlarged.

THE YOUNG BOTANIST, for beginners, with cuts.

OUTLINES OF PHYSIOLOGY, both comparative and human.



NATURAL HISTORY OF BEASTS AND BIRDS, showing their comparative size, and containing anecdotes illustrating their habits and instincts.

The immense sale of Dr. Comstock's books, renders it probable that they are familiar to most teachers. They are so admirably adapted to the school-room, that the "Philosophy" has been republished in several European countries. Revised editions of several of these works have been recently issued, including late discoveries and improvements.

Comstock's Natural Philosophy having been carefully examined by the Edinburgh and London Editors, previous to its republication in these cities, all the corrections or additions which they found it advisable to make have been incorporated in the original work-so far as they were ascertained to be judicious and adapted to our system of instruction. This philosophy now appears as in reality the work of three accomplished authors, endorsed and sanctioned by the great majority of American teachers, as well as those of England, Scotland and Prussia. The CHEMISTRY has been entirely revised, and contains all the late discoveries, together with the methods of analyzing minerals and metals.

2. BROCKLESBY'S ELEMENTS OF METEOROLOGY, with questions for Examination, designed for Schools and Academies. Of this work, Prof. Olmstead, of Yale College, says: "No natural science is more instructive, more attractive, and more practically useful, than Meteorology, treated as you have treated it; where the philosophical explanations of the various phenomena of the atmosphere are founded upon an extensive induction of facts. This science is more particularly interesting to the young, because it explains so many things that are daily occurring around them, and it thus inspires a taste for philosophical observation, and what is more, for philosophical reasoning. I think it cannot fail to be received as a valuable addition to our Text Books."

3. BROCKLESBY'S VIEWS OF THE MICROSCOPIC WORLD.— An elegantly illustrated work, exhibiting a variety of insects, animalcules, sections of wood, crystalizations, &c., as they appear when highly magnified. This is one of the most interesting and useful books for Family and School Libraries ever published. It is the only distinct treatise on the subject, is admirably prepared for the use of classes, and should be extensively taught in our schools.

4. WHITLOCK'S GEOMETRY AND SURVEYING.-This is a highly original work: combining, in a connected and available form, such analogous features of Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry, as are appropriate to the subject, and will be found useful in the practical duties of life: giving the pupil, in a comparatively brief course of study, not only a full and close knowledge of his subject, but a comprehensive view of Mathematical Science.

« IndietroContinua »