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art, to produce on their readers among the translation is made with great fidelity and yet with simplic." 7 and ease, into genuine and idiomatic tinglish. For this feature of their work, they merit great praise. Scholars will read with great pleasure ihe life of Plato, and the beautiful æsthetic discussion of the friendship of Jonathan and David, while at least the clergy, and all the friends of thorough theological investigation will be pleased with Ullmann, and Ruckert and Tholuck.
The account of the School of Plato, in our last number is from this volume.
REVIEW OF PARKER AND Fox's GRAMMAR. Published by several
friends of rcal improvement. Boston : J. Harris.
A preious specimen of hypercriticisin ! The author, who acknowledges himself an unsuccessful candidate for the office of master in one of our public schools, evidently writes, not so much for the sake of “real improvement,” as to ruin the reputation of an established and in the main, excellent book. COMPREHENSIVE School SERIES.
The First Render for Schools by S. G. Goodrich, pp. 96,16mo. The Second Reader for Schools by S. G. Goodrich, pp. 144, 16mo. The Third Reader for Schools by S, G. Goodrich, pp. 180, 12mo. Boston : Otis, Broaders & Co., 1859.
These books have been prepared with great care, by one of long practice and great skill in the communication of knowledge to the young. The three volumes of the series,-a fourth and cornpleting volume is to follow soon-are well fitted to the end for which they were designed. They are constructed with reference to the gradual developrnent of the child's powers, and intended to aid that development. There is therefore a gradual progress in them, froin the simplest narrative, to moral lessons and the wants of a inaturing mind. The author has carefully avoided the higbflown in language, and the obscure or difficult in sentiment. The reader will, we think, be allured continually onward by the pleasantness of the way, while yet he will find difficulties enough to give him exercise and strength. A large portion of the pieces, especially in the earlier parts, were written especially for the book, and hence are both fresh and well adapted. The moral effect of the lessons must be very good. The first two volumes are illustrated with many pleasing cuts.
BY CHARLES DAVIES..
It has been the intention, in this course, to unite the analytical methods of the French, with the prac: tical methods of the English School. These works embrace the entire course of Mathematics pursued at che United States Military Academy. They have also been adopted by many of the Colleges as regular Text Books, and are likewise extensively used in Select Schools and Academies. Numerous testimonials in favor of these works have been received from professional men, in all parts of the United States. They are respectfully recommended to the attention of Instructers and all others interested in education.
DAVIES' MENTAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC. It is the object of this work to explain in a brief and clear manner, the properties of numbers, and the best rules for their various applications. The subjects are arranged throughout in a natural and scientific order, each depending on those which have gone before it. All the terms, or technical words, are defined. In each subject the most elementary idea is first presented, generally under the form of a question, then follow illustrations or examples, and lastly the general rule.
KEY to Davies' Mental and Practical Arithmetic, for the use of Teachers only.
This work has each sum in the Arithmetic carefully and fully wiought out. It so contains additional examples in each rule, which are not found in the Arithmetic-so that the Teacher will be enabled to exercise his pupils, if he wishes, by questions which are not in their books.
Davies' First Lessons in Algebra-Being an Introduction to the Science. It has been the intention, in this work, to form a connecting link between Arithmetic and Algebra, 10 nnite and blend, as far as possible, the reasoning in numbers, with the more abstruse method of Analysis. It is designed to follow the Mental and Practical Arithmetic, and to serve as an introduction to Bourdon's Algebra. This work is an abridgemeut of the work of M. Bourdon, with the ad
dition of practical Examples. 'l he creatise on Algebra, by Bourdon, is a work of singular excellence and merit. In France, it is one of the leading text books, and shortly after its publication had passed through several editions. It has been translated, in part by Professor De Morgan, of the London University, and it is now used in the University of Cambridge. Davies' Legendre's Geometry and Trigonometry. Being an abridgment of the work of
M. Legendre, with the addition of a Treatise on Mensuration of Planes and Solids, and a
Table of Logarithms and Logarithmic Sines. This work has passed through several editions since its publication in 1834, and is becoming a general text book in the institutions of the country. Davies' Surveying; with a description, and Plates of the Theodolite, Compass, Plane-Table and
Level; also, Maps of the Topographical Signs adopted by the Engineer Department, and an
cxplanation of the method of Surveying the public lands. It has been the intention in Ulis work to begin with the very elements of the subject, and to combine those elements in the simplest manner, so as to render the higher branches of plane surveying comparativeiy rasy. All the instruments needed for plotting have been carefully described ; and the uses of those reri" Ted for the measurement of angles are fully explained. Davies' Analytical Geometry ;-Embracing the equations of the point and straight line, a
system of Conic Sections ;-the Equations of the line and plane in Space--also, the discus.
sion of the general Equation of the Second degree, and of surfaces of the Second order. For about sixteen years the subject of Analytical Geometry has made a part of the course of Mathematics pursued at the Military Academy, and the methods which have adopted in the present work, are those which bve been taught with the greatest success.
Davies' Descriptive Geometry-With its application to Spherical Projections. The intimate connection which this subject has with civil engineering and architecture, rendeis its acquisition desirable to those who devote themselves to these pursuile. Daves' Different ord Integral Calculus-Embracing the Rectification and Quadrature
of curves, thic Mensuration of Surfaces, and the Cubature of Solids. This branch is justly considered the most difficult of the pure Mathematics ; it has been the intention however to render the subject as plain as the nature of it would admit, but still, it cannot be inastered without patience and severe study.
Davies' Shades and Shadows and Lincar Perspective. The subjects treated of in this work are certainly usefu - to the Architect and Draftsman a knowledge of them is indispensable.
The above works are for sale by booksellers generally throughout the United States,
PAGE I. THE HISTORY OF WESTMINSTER SCHOOL, - II. Primary NORMAL SCHOOLS AT POTSDAM, .
397 111. THE SCHOOLMASTER's Kinderd, .
• 413 IV. TEACHING GEOGRAPHY, . . . . . . . V. MARRYATT'S DIARY IN AMERICA, · · ·
. . 415 MISCELLANEOUS LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. National Convention of the Friends
of Education; Mechanics' Literary and Scientific Institutions in England; School.Counsellor Dinter; Sandwich Islands ; London Aibernian Society;
Board of Education in England ; British and Foreign School Society, - 421
Middlebury College ; Saunder's Spelling Book ; Professor Loomis' Inaugral
The North AMERICAN ARITHMETIC, by Frederick Emerson, is published in Three Parts, each part being a distinct book.
EMERSON'S FIRST PART is a small book, designed for children from five to eight years of age. The plan of this little book is entirely original.
EMERSON'S SECOND PART contains within itself, a complete system of Mental and Written Arithmetic, sufficiently extensive for all the common purposes of business, and is designed as the final stavdard book for coinmon schools.
EMERSON'S THIRD PART is designed for advanced scholars. It comprises a synthetic view of the science of numbers, a copious development of the higher operations, and an extensive range of commercial information.
There is a great saving of the teacher's tine in the use of these books. This arises from two causes : First, the learner can perform the work without any particular attention from the teacher. Secondly, the lessons are so perfectly adapted to class teaching, that twenty scholars may be taught in the same time that is required to teach an individual.
Economy is in favor of the use of these books. Almost every other system of arithmetic is printed wholly in one book, and the book must be a large one. Every scholar, therefore, must buy a large and expensive book, while not one scholar in ten can ever have occasion or opportunity to study more than half of it. Emerson's system being printei in three books, no scholar is obliged to buy more of the system than he has or portunity to learn.
The Instructors of the Boston Public Schools say-"We have considered it our duty to render ourselves acquainted with the most prominent systems of Arithmetic, puta Jished for the use of schools, and to fix on some work wbich appears to unite the greatest advantages, and report the same to the School Comunittee of Bostou, for adoptior. in the Public Schools. After the most careful examination, we have, without aux hex taocy, came to the conclusion, that Emesron's North American Aritbinetic, (Firsi. Second and Third Parts,) is the work best suited to the wants of all classes of scholars, and most convenient for the purposes of instruction. Accordingly, we have petitione for the adoption of this work in the Public Schools."
The Boston School Board, after receiving the petition above alluded to, passed as Order-'That Emerson's North American Arithmetic be substituted for Colburn's First Lessons and Sequel.”
PUBLISHED BY JENKS & PALMER, Boston.
HOGAN & THOMPSON, Philadelphis.