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FIRST VOLUME OF A NEW SERIES OF BOOKS
FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.
THE HISTORY OF GREECE,
In One Volume, 12mo, in cloth boards, price 28. 6d.
The Cor ittee of the RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY have long been convinced of the necessity and value of a New Series of Books for Schools and Families. The works now in use, varying as they do in merit, are generally destitute of that truth by which alone the understanding can be truly enlightened, the heart renovated, and the feet guided in “the paths of peace:" it is therefore to aid in supplying this desideratum, that the present effort is being made.
In presenting before the youthful mind the details of History, the object is not only to direct them to what may be justly and wisely withheld, but to view them in the light of the word of God, and in the recognition of his gracious Providence. Biography demands that the same course be pursued, and that men should be estimated not, as is commonly done, by the maxims of this world, but according to the only infallible standard of truth and righteousness : and in other departments of knowledge the constant endeavour will be to convey sound information with “a decidedly Christian tone."
The first volume of the series, which has been long in preparation, will be succeeded, as quickly as possible, by others. Every volume will breathe the spirit of pure and catholic Christianity; it will be complete in itself, printed in a good type, and, from its cheap ness, within the means of all for whom it is prepared. The Committee urgentiy appeal therefore to Christian parents and teachers to sustain their efforts, and secure their success.
HISTORY OF GREECE:
EARLIEST TIMES TO A.D. 1833.·
FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY ;
DEFOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER-ROW, AND 65,
This volume differs from any other “ History of Greece" known to the writer, in bringing the narrative down nearly to the present time, and in presenting the whole course of events in that light which is shed on them by Christianity. Besides attempting to describe the scenery, the persons, and the transactions contained in Grecian History, the writer has aimed at embodying all the information he has found scattered through works which are not strictly historical. With a view to this, the labours of the German, as well as English writers, have been carefully examined.
The information thus collected has been used with advantage in the instruction of a large family, as well as of a much larger circle of educated young persons; and it is now offered to the public as a work on the chief points of Grecian History for English schools of both sexes, and for family reading.