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INTERSPERSED WITH SOME
Hiftorical, Biographical, Chronological, Mytholo-
ON A NEW PLAN:
FOR THE USE OF YOUNG LADIES.
BY WILLIAM BUTLER,
Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography, in Ladies'
Ere half the School-Authors are read, it will be feasonable for Youth to
Hiftory is particularly proper for the Study of Young Ladies. English Bio.
THE THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
BY S. COUCHMAN, THROGMORTON-STREET;
AND SOLD BY
J. MAWMAN, IN THE POULTRY; J. HARRIS, CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S
THE FIRST EDITION.
HE fubfequent little Work having been originally compiled, and being still chiefly intended, for private use, it is almost unneceffary to affign the motives for its publication; but, as it may poffibly be afked, why I have augmented the number of books on this fubject, fome reafons fhall be stated.
I had been taught by long experience, that much general information might be communicated to my pupils through the channel of my profeffional occupation, as a teacher of WRITING and of ARITHMETIC; and this, indeed, is a circumftance which I have already explained
explained at fome length in the prefaces to AN INTRODUCTION TO ARITHMETIC, and to A COLLECTION OF ARITHMETICAL QUESTIONS, which were publifhed fome time fince. That another branch of my stated employment might be made fubfervient to the fame beneficial purposes, did in confequence occur to me; I accordingly drew up a part of the following fmall Manual, and foon had the pleasure of finding that it perfectly anfwered my preconceived ideas on the fubject. It not only increafed the pupil's stock of knowledge, but, by its diverfity, rendered the ufe of the globes one of the most delightful juvenile ftudies. To accelerate the advancement of the fcholar, and relieve myself from the toil of frequent tranfcription, I then determined to make a few additions to what I had at first written, and commit the whole to the prefs, though I ftill retained my primary intention of confining its sale almost entirely to my own immediate connexions. On this account, fuch a number only has been printed as would, it might be rationally apprehended, be adequate to this purpose. Should the partiality of friendship,
or the utility of the work, obtain for it fomewhat of a general circulation, a future edition fhall contain a fufficient number of copies to anfwer all demands.
As this Compendium may perhaps fall into the hands of perfons little accustomed to this pleafing department of inftruction, I may, without impropriety, obferve, that the pupils, befide working each problem agreeably to the rule attached to it, fhould be defired, when it contains places, concisely to state such particulars relating to them as are to be found in a well-felected Gazetteer, together with fuch anecdotes from biography, and fuch facts from natural history and the annals of nations, as the inftructor has been accustomed to deliver in the course of his geographical lectures. Thus may be acquired an extenfive knowledge of places, and of their relative situations, with refpect to London and to each other, and a promptitude in discovering them on the globe; important attainments, of which young perfons. can rarely be faid to be poffeffed.