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ENGLISH READER.

LID FOURTH BOOK.
UNIVEL

CALIE

BY

JAMES DOUGLAS, Ph.D.,

LATELY TEACHER OF ENGLISH, GREAT KING STREET, EDINBURGH.

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OLIVER AND BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT.
LONDON : SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO.

1872.

PRICE EIGHTEENPENCE.

67488
DR DOUGLAS'S CLASS-EOOKS.

THE PROGRESSIVE ENGLISH READER, a New Series
of English Reading Books :-
FIRST BOOK, 2d.

FOURTH Book, Is. 6d.
SECOND BOOK, 4d.

FIFTн Воок, 2ѕ.
THIRD Book, 1s.

Sixth Book, 28. 6d.
SPELLING AND DICTATION EXERCISES, 1s.
SELECTIONS FOR RECITATION, 1s. 6d.
AN INITIATORY GRAMMAR, 6d.
THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR, 1s. 6d.
AN INTRODUCTORY GEOGRAPHY, 6d.
PROGRESSIVE GEOGRAPHY, 1s.
A TEXT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, 25. 6d. ; or with Ten

coloured Maps, 3s.

cimen Copy of any work will be forwarded to Principals of Schools

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HE Pupil having in the preceding Books of the

Series been made fully acquainted with the rules

generally given for the Pronunciation of our Language, has now arrived at thật stage in his progress where scope is required for the application of these rules, and where, by the perusal of interesting and instructive Stories, &c., he may be made to acquire a facility in the Art of Reading, which, with the directions given, it is hoped will be both of an elegant and intelligent character.

The Extracts which have been selected for this purpose, and of which this—the Fourth Book—is composed, are all specially adapted to the capacities of those for whom they are intended, and are of such a nature as to inculcate high moral principle, and otherwise tend to the religious and intellectual improvement of the young.

The Exercises on Terminations begun in Book Third have been here fully given in detail, and completed in the First and Second Sections. The compiler would strongly recommend particular attention to these exercises, as by a thorough understanding of them, where they respectively occur, much time and labour may afterwards be saved to both teacher and pupil, and much inaccurate reading also prevented.

Section Fourth has been devoted to Extracts in Verse, which will be found well adapted for Recitation by Junior Pupils.

The Introductory columns and Recapitulation Lessons will be found useful as Exercises for Spelling. In consideration of which, no additional exercises have been given.

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41

The Ragged School Boy,

Near Home, 44

Trust him who makes no Boasts,

46

A Polite Bear,

Sagacity of Animals, 48

Brave Bobby,

50

The Fatherless Boy,

53

Third Exercise on Terminations,

58

The Lion,

Children's Friend, 60

The Fly and the Spider,

62

Afraid of Thunder,

63

The Eagle and the Child,

Near Home,

65

Why should we Pray ?

68

The Seal,

Stories of Animals, 72

Id,

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