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OLLENDORFF'S NEW METHOD LEARNING TO READ, WRITE, AND SPEAK
THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, With an Appendix, containing a brief, but comprehensive Recapitulation of the Rules as well as of all the Verbs, both Regular and (rregular, so as to render their use easy
and familiar to the most ordinary capacity.
PRACTICAL RULES FOR SPANISH PRONUNCIATION, AND MODELS OF
SOCIAL AND COMMERCIAL CORRESPONDENCE. The whole designed for young learners and persons who are their own instructors. By M. VELAZQUEZ and T. SIMONNE, Professors of the Spanish and French Languages.
One volume, 12mo. of 560 pages. Price $1 50. A KEY TO THE SAME IN A SEPARATE VOLUME, 75 cts. “ OLLENDORFF's SPANISH GRAMMAR.--This is another number of the admirable series o elementary books of instruction in the language of Modern Europe, for which the public is in debted to the Appletons. Ollendorff's method of teaching languages, especially living languages, is now in universal use, and enjoys a very decided pre-eminence over any other now in use, in.. asmuch as it combines the merits, and avoids the faults of all others, and has, besides, many very marked and admirable peculiarities. No other books are now in general use, and his elementary treatises have won a unanimous favor not often accorded to any work in any department of hu. man knowledge. Their chief peculiarity consists in this, that they lead the learner, by gradual steps, each perfectly simple and easy, from the first elements even to the nicest idioms of the various languages, comprehending, in the process, a complete mastery of Grammatical rules and colloquial phrases. They are in common use, nut only in this country, but throughout Europe, and are likely to supersede, every where, all similar books.
“This method of learning SPANISH, which has just been issued, is likely to be even more widely useful, especially in this country, than those which have preceded it, since recent events have rendered a knowledge of Spanish more than usually important to all classes of our people. The editors of the work are widely known as accomplished scholars and distinguished teachers, and the book derives still higher authority from their connection with it. We commend it with great confidence to all who desire to become acquainted with the Castilian tongue."--New-York Courier and Enquirer.
Pew Grammar for Spaniards to learn English.
EL SISTEMA DE OLLENDORFF Accompañado de un Appéndice que comprende en compendio las reglas contenidas en el cuerpo principal de la obra: un Tratado sobre la pronunciacion, division y formacion de las palabras inglésas; una lista de los verbos regulares é irregulares, consus conjugaciones y las distintas preposiciones que rigen : modelos de correspondencia, &c., &c., todo al alcance de la capacidad mas mediana.
de lenguas en Neuva- York.
A NE W SPANISH READER.
CONSISTING OF PASSAGES FROM THE MOST APPROVED AUTHORS, IN PROSE AND VERSE,
ARRANGED IN PROGRESSIVE ORDER; For the use of those who wish to obtain easily, a Practical Knowledge of the Castilian Language ; with Plain Rules, for its Pronunciation, Notes Explanatory of the Idioms and difficult
Constructions, and a Copious Vocabulary. BEING A BEQUEL TO OLLENDORFF'S METHOD OF LEARNING TO READ, WRITE, AND
SPEAK THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. BY MARIANO VELAZQUEZ DE LA CADENA, Editor of Ollendorff's Spanish Grammar. One volume, 12mo. Price $1.25. This book being particularly intended for the use of beginners, has been prepared with three objects in view, namely; to furnish the learner with pleasing and easy lessons, progressively developing the beauties and difficulties of the Spanish language ; secondly, to enrich their minds with select instruction ; and thirdly, to form their character, by instilling correct principles into their hearts. in order, therefore, to obtain the desired effect, the extracts have been carefully selected from such classic Spanish writers, both ancient and modern, whose style is generally admitted to be a pattern of elegance, combined with idiomatic parity and sound morality.—Extract from Preface.
A NEW SPANISH PHRASE
AN EASY INTRODUCTION
Containing all that is necessary to make a rapid progress in it. PARTICULARLY DESIGNED FOR PERSONS WHO HAVE LITTLE TIME TO
STUDY OR ARE THEIR OWN INSTRUCTORS.
One volume. 18mo. 100 pages. 38 cents.
“The author of this little volume has long been favorably known as a teacher of the Spanish language. He has supplied, in this volume, one of the best and must useful books for learners of Španish we have yet seen. It will prove a very efficient help to conversation in Spanish ; and there is much more information in it than the size of the book wonld lead one to expect."- Commercial Advertiser.
BY MARIANO VELAZQUEZ DE LA CADENA,
Editor of Ollendorff's Spanish Grammar, and
M. SEOANE, M. D.
THE SHAKS PEARIAN READER;
4 COLLECTION OF THE MOST APPROVED PLAYS OF
SHA KSPEARE. Carefully Revised, with Introductory and Explanatory Notes, and a Memoir of the Author. Prepared expressly for the use of Classes,
and the Family Reading Circle.
BY JOHN W. S. HOWS,
One Volume, 12mo, $1 25. At a period when the fame of Shakspeare is "striding, the world like a colossus,” and edi. tions of his works are multiplied with a profusion that testifies the desire awakened in all classes of society to read and study, his imperishable compositions,—there needs, perhaps, but little apology for the following selection of his works, prepared expressly to render them unexceptionable for the use of Schools, and acceptable for Family reading. Apart from the fact, that Shakspeare is the "well-spring.” from which may be traced the origin of the purest poetry in our language,-a long course of professional experience has satisfied me that a necessity exists for the addition of a work like the present, to our stock of Educational Literature. His writings are peculiarly adapted for the purposes of Elocutionary exercise, when the system of instruction pursued by the Teacher is based upon the true principle of the art, viz.-a careful analysis of the structure and meaning of language, rather than a servile adherence to the arbitrary and mechanical rules of Elocution.
To impress upon the mind of the pupil that words are the exposition of thought, and that in reading, or speaking, every shade of thought and feeling has its appropriate shade of modulated tone, ought to be the espécial aim of every Teacher; and an author like Shakspeare, whose every line embodies a volume of meaning, should surely form one of our Elocutionary Text Books.
Still, in preparing a selection of his works for the express purpose contemplated in my design, I have not hesitated to exercise a severe revision of his language, beyond that adopted in any similar undertaking – Bowdler's Family Shakspeare" not even excepted ;and simply, because I practically know the impossibility of introducing Shikspeare as a Class Book, or as a satisfactory Reading Book for Families without this precautionary revision.Extract from the Preface.
Professor Grreur’s Historical Series.
(NEARLY READY.) MANUAL OF THE GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY
MIDDLE AGES. Translated from the French of M. Des MICHELS, Rector of the College of Rouen,
with Additions and Corrections.
BY G. W. GREENE, Professor of Modern Languages in Brown University. Accompanied with Numerous Engravings and Maps. One Volume, 12mo.
TO BE FOLLOWED BY
A Manual of Modern History, down to the French Revolution.
Great pains will be taken to adapt these books to the practical purposes of the Class Room, and for the guidance of private students.
BY RICHMALL MANGNALL.
Embracing the Elements of Mythology, Astronomy, Architecture,
BY MRS. JULIA LAWRENCE.
A Short View of Scripture History, from the Creation to the Return of the Jews-Questions from the Early Ages to the time of Julius Cæsar-Miscellaneous Questions in Grecian History -Miscellaneous Questions in General History, chiefly Ancient-Questions containing a Sketch of the most remarkable Events from the Christian Era to the close of the Eighteenth CenturyMiscellaneous Questions in Roman History-Questions in English History, from the Invasion of Cæsar to the Reformation-Continuation of Questions in English History, from the Reformation to the Present Time-Abstract of Early British History-Abstract of English Reigns from the Conquest-Abstract of the Scotish Reigns—Abstract of the French Reigns, from Pharamond to Philip I-Continuation of the French Reigns, from Louis VI to Louis Phillippe--Questions Relating to the History of America, from its Discovery to the Present Time--Abstract of Roman Kings and most distinguished Heroes—Abstract of the most celebrated Grecians–Of Heathen Mythology in general-Abstract of Heathen Mythology-The Elements of Astronomy--Explation of a few Astronomical Terms--List of Constellations-Questions on Common SubjectsQuestions on Architecture-Questions on Heraldry-Explanations of such Latin Words and Phrases as are seldom Englished-Questions on the History of the Middle Ages.
“This is an admirable work to aid both teachers and parents in instructing children and youth, and there is no work of the kind that we have seen that is so well calculated" to awaken a spirit of laudable curiosity in young minds," and to satisfy that curiosity when awakened.”
HISTORY OF ENGLAND, From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Reign of Queen Victoria.
BY MRS. MARKHAM.
BY ELIZA ROBBINS,
One Volume, 12mo. Price 75 cents.
There is nothing more needed in our schools than good histories; not the dry compends in present use, but elementary works that shall suggest the moral uses of history, and the provi. dence of God, manifest in the affairs of men.
Mr. Markham's history was used by that model for all teachers, the late Dr. Arnold, master of the great English school at Rugby, and agrees in its character with his enlightened and pious views of teaching history. It is now several years since I adapted this history to the form and price acceptable in the schools in the United States. I have recently revised it, and trust that it may be extensively serviceable in education.
The principal alterations from the original are a new and more convenient division of paragraphs, and entire omission of the conversations annexed to the chapters. In the place of these I have affixed questions to every page that may at once facilitate the work of the teacher and the pupil. The rational and moral features of this book first commended it to me, and I have used it successfully with my own scholars.—Extract from the American Editor's Preface.
A MANUAL OF ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY,
COMPRISING: I. ANCIENT HISTORY, containing the Political History, Geographical Position, and Social State of the Principal Nations of Antiquity, carefully digested from the Ancient Writers, and il. lustrated by the discoveries of Modern Travellers and Scholars.
II. MODERN HISTORY, containing the Rise and Progress of the principal European Nations, their Political History, and the changes in their Social Condition: with a History of the Colonies Founded by Europeans. By W.COOKE TAYLOR, LL.D., of Trinity College, Dublin. Revised, with Additions on American History, by C. S. Henry, D. D., Professor of History in the University of N. Y., and Questions adapted for the Use of Schools and Colleges. One handsome vol., 8vo, ot 800 pages, $2,25; Ancient History in 1 vol. 81,25, Modern History in 1 vol., $1,50.
The ANCIENT History division comprises Eighteen Chapters, which include the general outlines of the History of Egypt-the Ethiopians-Babylonia and Assyria-Western Asia-Pal. estine--the Empire of the Medes and Persians-Phænician Colonies in Northern Africa-Foundation and History of the Grecian States-Greece-the Macedonian Kingdom and Empire-the States that arose from the dismemberment of the Macedonian Kingdom and Empire-Ancient Italy-Sicily-the Roman Republic-Geographical and Political Condition of the Roman Empirc - History of the Roman Empire-and India-with an Appendix of important illustrative articles.
This portion is one of the best Compends of Ancient History that ever yet has appeared. It contains a complete text for the collegiate lecturer; and is an essential hand-book for the student who is desirous to become acquainted with all that is memorable in general secular archæology.
The Modern History portion is divided into Fourteen Chapters, on the following generai subjects :--Consequences of the Fall of the Western Empire-Rise and Establishment of the Saracenic Power-Restoration of the Western Empire-Growth of the Papal Power-Revival of Literature-Progress of Civilization and Invention-Reformation, and Commencement of the States System in Europe-Augustan Ages of England and France-Mercantile and Colonial Sys. tem-Age of Revolutions-French Empire-History of the Peace Colonization-China-The Jews-with Chronological and Historical Tables and other Indexes. Dr. Henry has appended a new chapter on the History of the United States.
This Manual of Modern History, by Mr. Taylor, is the most valuable and instructive work concerning the general subjects which it comprehends, that can be found in the whole department of historical literature. Mr. Taylor's book is fast superseding all other compends, and is already adopted as a text-book in Harvard, Columbia, Yale, New York, Pennsylvania and Brown Universities, and several leading Academies.
ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY.
BY WILHELM PÜTZ,
PRINCIPAL TUTOR IN THE GYMNASIUM OP DUREN.
Translated from the German.
Author of a Series of " Greek and Latin Text-Books."
One volume, 12mo. $1.
This work supplies a desideratum in our classical Schools. “At no period has History presented such strong claims upon the attention of the leamed, as at the present day; and to no people were its lessons of such value as to those of the United States. With no past of our own to revert to, the great masses of our better educated are tempted to overlook a science, which comprehends all others in its grasp. To prepare a text-book, which shall present a full, clear, and accurate view of the ancient world, its geography, its political, civil, social, religions state, must be the result only of vast industry and learning. Our examination of the present volumé leads us to believe, that as a text-book on Ancient History, for Colleges and Academies, it is the best compend yet published. It bears marks in its methodical arrangement, and condensation of materials, of the untiring patience of German scholarship; and in its progress through the English and American press, has been adapted for acceptable use in our best institutions. A noticeable feature of the book, is its pretty complete list of sources of information” upon the nations which it describes. This will be an invaluable aid to the student in his future course of reading "