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RECOMMENDATIONS.

you cordially for the Historical Dictionary, and must request you to tender my thanks and best regards to its author. The work is so well adapted, although on a novel plan, that I feel myself bound to acknowledge how much I am indebted for the acquisition. Already have my sons with their classes gone eagerly through it two or three times. I shall take a great deal of pleasure in introducing it among my friends, and do most devoutly hope it may become extensively known. As a little compend of useful knowledge in Natural History, I regard it as the best work of the size that I have ever seen in our language. The references to authorities from which this valuable miniature is drawn, will be found very serviceable.”

The Rev. TIMOTHY Clowes, Minister of the Episcopal Church in

the city of Albany, has politely furnished us with the follow

ing recommendation : Messrs. WEBSTERS & SKINNERS,

Albany, May 24, 1813. At your request I have examined Mr. Sampson's Historical Dictionary, and have no hesitation in stating it as my opinion that the plan and execution of the work are alike excellent. Compilations of this kind are of more use than is generally imagined.The young and the ignorant need them ; the better informed have frequent occasion to be reminded of what they formerly learned. Much is contained in this book which every child ought to know, and with which he has few opportunities of being acquainted in the course of a common school education. What is here compris. ed will have a beneficial tendency to excite curiosity in youth, and direct their attention to works of more established credit and greater pretensions. Were it to be introduced into schools as a class book, it would advance the pupils in the art of reading as rapidly as any other, while at the same time it would impart to their minds a store of useful and interesting knowledge. Yours,

TIMOTHY CLOWES.

Mr. ROBERT O. K. BENNETT, whose reputation as a public Teach.

er of youth in the city of Albany, for many years, is of the first standing, has communicated to us his opinion, in the following

note : Messrs. WEBSTERS & SKINNERS,

Albany, May 27, 1813. I have no hesitation in saying that I wholly agree in the preceeding recommendations of the “ Historical Dictionary.” Per. haps there is not extant any other book which contains so many useful facts, and such a fund of useful information, in se small a compass. No fewer than eight hundred and fifty articles, of primary importance, are comprised in this small volume. I am heartily rejoiced that a discerning public has demanded a second edi. tion, and those who have undertaken to supply that demand have my best wishes for their success. Yours,

R. 0. K. BENNETT.

Table of the Contents ;

OF WHICH THE ARTICLES MAY

BE FOUND IN THEIR

ALPHABETICAL PLACES.

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Killer Long-Island Missisippi N. Hampshire
Kingbird Longitude Missouri Newfound-
Kingfisher Long Knife Moccasin land
Kinkajou Indians Snake New-Orleans
Knight Looking Mocha New-York
Knights Er-

Glass Mocking Bird N. York City
rant

Louisiana Mohawks Niagara

Knights Lungs

Mohegans

Nieper

Templars

M. Mole

Niger

Knout Madagascar Moloch Nightingale
Koriacs Mladder

Monati Nightshade
Kowry Shells Madeira Money-Pound Nigua
Kraken Maelstroom Monkey Nile
Kurbulo Maese

Monks Nineveh
L. Magellan

Monongahela Nootka Sound
Lama
Mahometans

Monsoons N. America
Lamas Maine

Month N. Carolina

La u Slips

Maize

Moon North-East-

Lapland Malacca

Moors

Latana Mammoth

Moose

Norway

Latitude Marble

Morai Nova Scotia

Laurel Mars

Morea Nymphala

Morocco

Laurel Mag- Martin

nolia Martin, St.

Moss

Oak

Mufti

Obi

LaVera Cruz Maryland

Lawrence, St. Massachu-

Mulberry

Obonney

Lazaroni

Ocean

setts

Tree

Lead

Mast Pine

Mullet Odin

Lebanon Mecca

Mumbo Jum- Ohio River
Letters Media Mummy [bo Ohio State
Mediter-

Murex

Library

Olive Tree

Life Boat ranean

Muscadine Olympic

Life Scale Medusa

Grape

Games

Meoris

Musk

Light

Onion River

Mercury

N.

Lightning

Ontario Lake

Lima Merino Sheep Nantucket Ordeal

Lion

Mexico Naptha Oromanes

Live Oak Michigan

Nature's

Orka

Loadstone

Mineral Coal

Dikes Orleans

Locust

Mines

Nautilus Oronoko

Lollards

Mint

New Britain Ostracism

London Minute Ser. New-Castle Ostrich

Longevity pent

New-England Otaheite

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