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THE

NORMAL

FIFTH READER.

BY

ALBERT N. RAUB, AM., Ph. D.3

PRINCIPAL OF CENTRAL STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, LOCK HAVEN, PA., AND AUTHOR
OF " RAUB'S ARITHMETICS," " PLAIN EDUCATIONAL TALKS," ETC.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1878, by

ALBEBT N. RAUB, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. Preface.

HHHIS book, the Fifth Reader, completes the series of which it forms a part. In the preparation of the different numbers of the series, great care has been taken to grade them to suit the capacity of the pupil; and it is believed that the whole ground is substantially covered. The author claims no special merit for doing what others should have done. All he has tried to do was to prepare a series of practical progressive Readers which would meet the demands of the thoughtful teachers of the times.

One of the main points he has tried to keep constantly in view, while adapting the books to the capacity of the pupils, is that of presenting only natural discourse to be read. He has also at the same time given hints on language culture, which, if properly made use of by the judicious teacher, cannot fail to prove of much benefit.

This number embraces a great variety of selections from a large number of authors, embracing nearly all the standard writers of the language. But while trying to represent the best authors of English, variety in sentiment and expression has not been forgotten, and it will be found that ample and varied elocutionary

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