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LIPPINCOTT'S POPULAR SERIES.
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,
The general plan of this Reading Series—that of " localizing events around a home centre of attraction” — has been continued in the present number, although the field of observation and study is here greatly extended.
Instead of “ Language Lessons,” in the form contained in the Third and Fourth Readers, a line of instruction closely related thereto is here introduced, in the “ Nature and Uses of Figurative Language,” for the purpose of illustrating a feature that abounds in rzariy all writings, and especially in works of the imaginatica.—(See pages 15–19, etc., and questions at the bottom of pages ) The little on this subject that we could find room for is designed merely as suggestions to the teacher, who, from the hints here received, may carry forward the study throughout the book. It will be found a good exercise for both teacher and pupil.
În the “ Around the World" series of letters, which forms a prominent feature in the present volume, our aim has been to introduce, wherever practicable, such brief characterizations of foreign people and countries, and such historic sketches, scenes, and incidents of travel, and remarks thereon, as will be of permanent value. Although the narrative style might be supposed to prevail here, yet description more abounds, while the interwoven adaptations and selections are exceedingly varied in character. It is believed that the novel features of the letters referred to, in connection with the intermediate chapters, will give all the variety that is needed in a Fifth Reader,—and much more than is found in ordinary Readers of this grade.—(See Table of Contents and the Appendix.)
We have, designedly, made the grading of the series easy throughout, regarding, continually, the great number for whom Readers"
are, in general, intended, rather than the few more advanced pupils whose field of study comprehends, as a rule, literature beyond the mere range of "text-books.” Hence, selections of an abstruse and metaphysical character have been generally omitted, even in the Fifth Reader. Those teachers that desire additional “set” pieces for elocutionary drill, adapted to Fourth and Fifth Reader grades, are referred to the Supplementary number of the series.
VI. A Lump of Carbon. (Chambers's Journal.]
II. Story of Paul and his Mother. [Adapted.]
III. I Shall Miss the Children. [Charles M. Dickinson.]
1. My First Visit to Cracow.-2. Early Visions of Wealth.
-3. My Career as a Jewel-Hunter.–4. My Second
Visit to Cracow.-5. Conclusion of the Story
XI. Seventy Years Ago.--Explanatory, by a Sexagenarian
I. The First Narrative.-A Day's Reverses, and Reversals.
II. Naples and its Surroundings.-Drifting. [T. B. Read,
- Goldsmith.]—The Ruins of Pompeii. [Bulwer.)– The
IV. The Joy of Incompleteness. [J. Bessemeres.]
III. The Voyage Interrupted.— Ithaca. [Pope.]