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a view to show the design and spirit and tendency of the work; but have concluded to insert them in a more conspicuous, type in some future number. Meanwhile we commend the work to the friends of education, and hope they will not fail to peruse it with care. Its exterdal appearance is as inviting as its contents are judicious; and if we were to point to a single fault of any kind, connected with the work, it would be that of making little Ralph, one of the heroes of the story, rather too wise and too philosophic for his age. This, indeed, is not a new fault; but is one which, in works of the kind, it is highly desirable to avoid.
The Young Wife, or Duties of Woman in the Marriage Relalation. By WM. A. Alcott, Author of the Young Mother, Young Man's Guide, and House I Live in ; and Editor of the Library of Health. Third Stereotype edition. Boston: George W. Light. 1837. 16mo. pp. 376.
This work is based on the principle that the prominent business of the wife is education the education, in the largest sense, of herself and family. It is comprised in thirtysix chapters, with the following titles.
General Remarks. Submission. Kindness. Cheerfulness. Confidence. Sympathy. Friendship. Love. Delicacy and Modesty. Love of Home. Self Respect. Purity of Character. Simplicity. Neatness. Order and Method. Punctuality. Early Rising. Industry. Domestic Economy. Domestic Reform. Sobriety. Discretion. Scolding. Forbearance. Contentment. Habits and Manners. Dress. Health. Attending the Sick. Love of Infancy and Childhood. Giving Advice. Self Government. Intellectual Improvement Social Improvement. Moral and Religious Improvement. Moral Influence on the Husband.
We hope to be able, ere long, to insert some of the chapters above mentioned in this journal ; such as • Attending the Sick ;'. Love of Infancy and Childhood,' 'Self Government,' Intellectual Improvement,' and · Social Improvement. These chapters and many others have a manifest bearing on the subject of education, taking the term in its largest sense, and some of them are nearly as applicable to the con. dition of both parents, and to teachers of every grade, as to those individuals for whom it was primarily and principally intended.
THE APPRENTICE, Containing Examples and Warnings. Boston : James B. Dow, 1838. 18mo., pp. 201.
This little volume is intenderl, as its title implies, for the apprentice; as an aid in the completion of his education. Here is a highly valuable class of the community, beyond almost all others, grossly neglected ; and he who in faith and love prepares a volume likely to draw them
away from the oyster house, the refectory, the tavern, or the gambling house, is a public benefactor. Such seems to have been the intention of the writer of "The Apprentice;' and from a hasty survey of the work, we think it very well calculated to accomplish its object.
The Mother's Primer, to teach her Child its Letters, and how to Read. Designed also for the Lowest Class in Primary Schools. On a New Plan. By Rev. T. H. Gallaudet, late Principal of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Hartford. Third Edition. Hartford : Daniel Burgess and Co., 1836.
Perhaps no book of its size, designed to effect a thorough change in the method of teaching, has ever met with better success than this little volume, by Gallaudet. The truth is, that most improvements, so obviously radical — so diametrically opposed to existing usages
meet with much opposition. The world are never prepared for such large innovations; and as all important and striking changes, even for the better, must, of course, be innovations at first, the cause of truth must be expected to move slow.
The Mother's Primer, is designed to assist parents and teachers in the rational and interesting task of teaching a child its letters, by first teaching it whole familiar words. T'he excellency of the plan bas been fully tested, not only in the family of Mr G., but in many other families. It is at length becoming popular; and the work before us has passed to a third stereotype edition. We learn, moreover, with great pleasure, that it was adopted, a few weeks since, as a first book for the eighty primary schools in this city. This alone is high praise ; but we trust its usefulness in classes will reflect praise still higher, and tend to prove to the world, what it has always been slow to believe, that depth of philosophy does not necessarily disqualify a person for teaching the first elements of knowledge or virtue.
Historical CAUSES AND Effects, from 500 to 1500. By WILLIAM SULLIVAN, Author of the 'Political,' Moral' and Historical Class Books.'
We have barely room, in the present number to announce this work, just published by James B. Dow of this city; but shall endeavor, in our next, to give it a degree of that attention, whicb, from a basty survey, its merit appears to us to demand.
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