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A Magazine published every Saturday in Boston, containing the best Re views, Criticisms, Tales, Fugitive Poetry, Scientific, Biographical, and Political Information, gathered from the entire body of English Periodical Literature, and forming Four Large Volumes a year, of immediate in

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range of matter the best articles in every departmen I have read the prospectus of “The Living Age

and by bringing them together in a new work, to giv with great pleasure, and entirely approve the plan. to the people, at a very moderate sum, the cream of It will

enable us to possess in a moderate compass a hundred different inaccessible and expensive mag select library of the best productions of the age. I zines and papers. This Mr. Littell has done, and dor wish it every success. I shall be glad to be a sub- so well as to have deserved and earned for himse scriber.

the thanks and csteem of all grateful readers. Out From the Historian, Jared Sparks.

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Greene's English Grammar. These two books form a complete series, sufficiently comprehensive for all our common schools, while his analysis of the English language is adapted to the highest classes in academies and seminaries. The principles of the language are treated in their natural order, while the most thorough and complete analysis is taught at every step.

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State Normal Schools.

The normal Schools at Framingham and Salem are designed for the education of female teachers; those at Bridgewater and Westfield for the education of teachers of both sexes. The course extends over two years, of two terms of about twenty weeks each, for all except those who bave been graduated at a college, - for whom the course covers only one term. Any per. son entering either of the schools, with extraordinary preparation, may obtain a degree in onehalf or three-fourths of the time usually required.

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The public examinations will take place as follows:
At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, July 10th, 1866, and Jan. 29th, 1867.
At SALEM, on Thursday, July 12th, 1866, and Jan 31st, 1867.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, July 17th, 1866, and Feb. 5, 1867.
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, July 19th, 1866, and Feb. 7, 1867.
The Examinations for admission will occur
At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 1866, and Feb. 12th, 1867.
At SALEM, on Thursday, Sept. 6th, 1866, and Feb. 14th, 1867.
At BBIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 1866, and Feb. 19th, 1867.
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Sept. i3th, 1866, and Feb. 21st, 1867.

At each examination, in all the schools, reading will receive particular attention, and the Lee prizes for excellence in reading will be conferred upon the best readers. For circulars, or for further information, application may be made to the principals of the several schools.

The following are the conditions on which the Lee prizes may be received:

To deserve a prize, the candidate must possess naturally, or have gained by discipline, 1. A fulness of voice which shall enable him to fill, without apparent effort, the room occupied by the class. 2. Perfect distinctness of articulation, giving complete expression to every vocal element, and letting the sound of each word fall clearly upon the ear of the bearer, especially at the end of every sentence. 3. Correct pronunciation, with that roundness and fulness of enun. ciation, and sweetness and mellowness of tone, which only can satisfy and charm the ear and reach the heart; and 4. Just empbasis, clearly marked, but not overstrained. 6. He must reae naturally, and with spirit, avoiding all affectation and mannerism, and keeping at the same timn clear of the lifeless monotony common in schools, and of the excess of emphasis which so ofted characterizes poor declamation. 6. In the reading of poetry, bis tones must be those of unaffected emotion, free at once from the tameness of prose, and from the too measured cadences of verse.

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LATIN PRIM ER. Latin Primer: A Guide to the Study of Latin Grammar, with Exercises for Translation, adapted to Harkness' and Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammars, and as an Introduction to Hanson's Latin Prose Book. By Henry E. Sawyer, A. M., Principal of the High School, Middletown, Ct., 16mo.

This is not a Grammar nor a part of one, but a companion book to be taken with the Grammar at the very outset. It marks out, by carefully prepared references to the Grammars named in its title, a series of progressive lessons, beginning with Pronunciation and ending with Irregular Verbs.

Each lesson is illustrated by appropriate Exercises for translation. They are strictly progressive in character, beginning with the simplest and proceeding to sentences somewhat com. plicated in structure. Exercises in translating English into Latin are introduced, and questions on the first chapter of Cæsar follow the Exercises. Following these Questions are Forms for parsing the various parts of speech. A Vocabulary is added to complete the book, which is comprised in fifty small pages.

HANSON'S LATIN PROSE. Preparatory Latin Prose Book, containing all the Latin Prose necessary for entering College, with references to Harkness' and Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammars; Notes, Critical and Explanatory; a Vocabulary, and a Geographical and Historical Index. A NEW EDITION, containing, in addition to the above, a quantity of easy Prose selections, designed to supply the place of a Latin Reader; also, additional prose matter, especially prepared for, and adapted to, the introductory course of Latin Prose at Harvard University. Seventeenth edition, enlarged and improved. By J. H. Hanson, A. M., Principal of the Waterville Classical Institute, 12mo, pp. 900. Price, $3.


A Handbook of Latin Poetry, containing selections from Virgil, Ovid and Horace; with Notes, and References to Harkness' and Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammars. By J. 1. Hanson, Principal of the Classical Institute, Waterville, Me., and W. J. Rolfe, Master of the High School, Cambridge, Mass. 12mo. Price, $3.

Selections from Ouid and Virgil.- A shorter Handbook of Poetry, with Notes and Grammatical References. By J. H. Hanson, A. M., and W. J. Rolfe, A. M. 1 vol., 12mo, $2.

These popular Handbooks are now too well known to need an extended description, and the advantages offered to teachers and pupils too obvious to require explanation.

Their great merits have procured for them the indorsement of some of the most eminent teachers in all sections of the country and have secured an introduction so extensive as to require already seventeen editions of the Prose Book to supply the demand.

NEW FRENCH GRAMMAR. A French Grammar.- Being an attempt to present, in a concise and systematic form, the essential principles of the French Language; including English Exercises, to be translated into French, with vocabularies; an alphabetical list of the most common French Idioms; and a copious Index. To which is added a French, English, 'and Latin Vocabulary, containing the most common words in French which are derived from Latin. By Edward H. Magill, a. M., Sub-master in the Boston Latin School. 1 vol., 12mo, $1.50.

This new Grammar has received the highest commendations from many prominent teachers, among whom we are at liberty to mention Francis Gardner, Esq., Principal of the Boston Latin School; Thos. Sherwin, Principal of the English High School; W. H. Seavey, Esq., Principal of Girls' High and Normal School; Prof. R. P. Dunn of Brown University, Prof. Clark of Amherst College; A. H. Buck, Esq., Principal of Roxbury Latin School; W. I. Rolfe, Esq., Principal of Cambridge High School; Prof. A. Harkness, author of the popular Latin Grammar; Prof. Morand; Hon. John D. Philbrick, Supt. of Public Schools, City of Boston, &c., &c., &c.

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Geographical Series of Text-Books.

No other Geographer living understands the relations of the Physical features of our earth so well, or knows how to present them to Students with such simplicity, as Prof. Guyot."-AGASSIZ.


Sample copies sent to Teachers for examination, on receipt of 60 conte.

No. II.


Twenty-one Maps, three of which are double-page maps, engraved in the highest style of the art; colored Physically and Politically; embracing also diagrams for the construction of the maps of each continent according to Prof. Guyot's system of Constructive Map Drawing.

In the preparation of this series the great variety of extraneous matter with which geographies are generally crowded bas been entirely rejected. But all that is most important in regard to the nature and resources of the countries of the earth-their people, cities, and commercial importance-is invariably given; the facts, however, are not given in the disconnected manner ordinarily employed, but are presented in the order of dependence, one upon the other. The physical character of each country is made the basis of the study of the country, and all facts regarding its Political Geography are so intimately linked with its Physical character that it is impossible to forget them. Sample copies sent, postage paid, on receipt of $1.40.

TEACHER'S EDITION OF THE COMMON SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY; Embracing the “Common School Geography,” together with a Full Exposition of the Method of Geographical Teaching recommended by the Author. Sent free by mail on receipt of $1.50.

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