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thon Esq.” We doubt if Prof. Anthon's Lempriere bas yet reached a seventh edition. It is entirely out of print however, and in considerable demand, and the author cannot do better than to reprint it. It is the best edition of the original work, though it needs many reductions and additions and modifications still, to render it what it should be.
Harrow. We learn from the Examiner, that the buildings of the school at Harrow, have been recently (about the middle of October) cousumed by fire. The houses occupied by Rev. Dr Wordsworth, the head master, and of Mr Colenzo, the mathematical master with whom the boys boarded, and which presented a front of 160 feet, were entirely consumed. Dr Wordsworth who has gained an enviable rerutation by his recent work, entitled, “ Attica and Athens,” lost his whole library except a single manuscript. It is expected that the governors of the school, among whom are many wealthy and influential noblemen, will make up the loss, for the sake of the school at which they were educated. Some of our readers will remember Harrow as the place where Byron “ abhorred
The drilled dull lesson, forced down word, by word.” Yet he even retained an affectionate reverence for it. The masters of the school have been for many years, favorably distinguished for their classical attainments and their skill as teachers. Of the eminent scholars who received their early education there, it may be enough to indicate its character, if we select from a long catalogue, the contemporary names of Bennet, Parr, and Sir Wm. Jones.
Victor Cousin is printing the last volume of his translation of Plato.
JUSTICE TO ALL Men. In the remarks in the number of this work for October last, in reference to the efforts of Pres. M'Guffy, in behalf of schools at the West, not a thought was entertained of implicating Mr Lewis the Superintendent of the Ohio Common schools. We have too much respect for him to believe, for one moment, that be could be aiding or abetting in any such scheme. Facts since disclosed lead us to be somewhat doubtful whether Mr M' Guffy has, in this respect, been blame worthy; though we cannot but regret that he should suffer himself in any instance or shape, to become an instrument in the hands of unprincipled booksellers for accomplishing selfish or unworthy objects.
W. A. A.
To our READERS. The present number of the Annals is in several respects an inadequate speciinen of what we intend it shall be. The lateness of the hour in which it came into the hands of the present editor, is perhaps a sufficient explanation. The concurrence of those interested in Education is very necessary for the accomplishment of some of our designs. The wish, for instance, to make a complete College Record, embracing all the Colleges in the United States. If the officers of those Institutions, will forward to us their catalogues, we can easily spread widely information which the public will value, and the general diffusion of which may be useful to them. We should be glad to do the same for Academies and High Schools, as far as our limits will permit. We wish also to notice all books, addresses, lectures, &c. relating to Education, and especially those designed for use in schools and colleges. The authors and publishers of such works will confer a favor, by sending them to us, and we will as far as possible give them a suitable notice. These are but examples of the co-operation we need. We invite also those who have thoughts on education which they wish to give to the public, to communicate them for insertion in the Annals, and particularly Teachers to present to their fellow laborers, the results of their experience, either in the form of dissertations, or in plans wbich have been found to work well in the school room.
Our next number will contain some notices of books already received, and matters of intelligence which we have been compelled to onsit now for want of room. For the next and some succeeding numbers we have in preparation a series of articles on the English Universities, and of important discussions on topics connected with self-culture.
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 the 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 som in the Arithmetic carefully and fully wrought out. It also contains additional examples in each rule, which are not found in the Arithmetic--so that the Teacher will be enabled to ex. ercise 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 unile 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 Boardon's Algebra. This work is an abridgemeut of the work of M. Bourdon, with the ad.
dition of practical Examples. The treatise 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 Tregtise 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
esplanation of the method of Surveying the public lands. It has been the intention in this 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 comparatively easy. All the instruments needed for plotting have been carefully described ; and the uses of those rep red 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, ale those which hve 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, renders its acquisition desirable to those who devote themselves to these pursuite. Daries' Differential and Integral Calculus-Embracing the Rectification and Quadrature
of Curves, the 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 mastered without patience and severe study.
Davies' Shades and Shadows and Lincar Perspective. The subjects treated of in this work are certainly useful to the Architect and Draftsman a knowledge of them is indispensable.
The above works are for sale by booksellers generally throughout the United States.
REV. HUBBARD WINSLOW ;
AND WOMAN IN HER SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC CHARACTER,
MRS. JOHN SANDFORD.
CONTENTS OF PART I.
2. THE INFLUENCE OF CHRISTIANITY ON WOMAN.
INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. - The first chapter is designed to indicate the sphere in which Christianily instructs Woman to move and act; the second to show what Christianity has done for her, and to exhibit the reasons why more women than men become pious; the third, to illustrate what is implied in the true Christian education of Woman.
" It is well known, that as the savage and pagan state is to women one of peculiar depression, so to them the civilized and refined state is attended with some peculiar liabilities to enervation and degeneracy, and that through their degeneracy, in no small degree, comes the downfall of states and nations. There is an insatiate yawning gulf, into which indolence, yuxury, extravagance, and dissipation have plunged many a nation of high hopes and attain. ments; and these have had their origin and countenance, in a great measure, in the false education and habits of the better sex. I have endeavored to set forth the dangers to our rising country from this source, and to show how they may be avoided ; to present to the minds of cour daughters" an object worthy of their loftiest and most benevolent ambition, and to show them how they may obtain it; to convince them that the right cultivation and truest excellence of the female character lie at a much higher point than has been usually supposed, and to set before them the means and motives to become (in that elevated and holy state of society called the kingdom or reign of Christ, to which we aspire, and which we confidently expect) “as corner stones polished after the similitude of a palace.” If the design is effectual to its object in any degree, the author's humble efforts will be well rewarded.
2. Jinportance of Letters to Woman.
Importance of Religion to Woman.
9. Female Education.
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HAVE LATELY PUBLISHED ABERCROMBIE's INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL PowERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH, with additions and explanations to adapt the work to the use of Schools and Academies. By Rev. Jacob Abbolt, author of " The Young Christian," &c.
ABERCROMBIE's PhilosOPHY OF THE Moral FEELINGS, with an Introductory Chapter, Additions and Explanations, to adapt the work to the use of Schools and Academies; and also, Analytical Questions for the Examination of Classes. By Rev Jacob Abboit, author of “ The Young Christian,” &c.
THE MOUNT VERNON READER, a course of Reading Lessons, selected with reference to their moral influence on the Hearts and Lives of the Young ; Designed for middle classes, by the Messrs Abbott.
The Mount VERNON READER FOR JUNIOR CLASSES, on the same plan as above; by the Messrs Abbott.
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