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We must refer to the arrangement of the poetical lessons, which will be found nearly the same as in the prose ones. We deem this part of our book a decided improvement on the old plan, and it is nearly a novelty in school books of this class. In conclusion, we would just say, that the lessons being entirely independent of each other, except in one two instances, they may be read in any order the master may deem advisable, but we would recommend the vocabulary at the end of the book to be read by the class in the master's hearing at the rate of two or three pages weekly, over and over again, in order that the pupil may get the benefit of it in as easy a way as possible. Of course when reading a lesson the columns must be thoroughly mastered in every point of view. We would also strongly urge upon teachers, to subject their pupils to a searching viva voce examination on each lesson, after they have mastered the columns and answered the printed ques. tions. Some use, also, might be made of this book in teaching composition, as a class of elder scholars will be perfectly able to reproduce, in language of their own, the substance of any lesson they have studied in the full manner here indicated. The poetry, besides being studied exactly in the same way as the prose lessons, ought also to be learned by heart and recited in the class at the rate of twenty or thirty lines per week. We will now commit our little work to the public, praying God for Christ's sake to bless our humble endeavours for the benefit of the young

GLASGOW, March, 1854,

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