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THE

REVISED LESSON BOOK

FOR

STANDARD V.

OF THE

REVISED CODE OF THE COMMITTEE OF

COUNCIL ON EDUCATION.

LONDON:
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO., STATIONERS' HALL COURT;

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HAMILTON, ADAMS, & Co., PATERNOSTER Row.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE REVISED CODE

FOR STANDARD V.

A few lines of poetry from a reading book used in the first class of the school.

A sentence slowly dictated once, by a few words at a time, from a roading book used in the first class of the school.

A sum in compound rules (common weights and measures).

(Entered at Stationers' Halt.)

PREFACE.

The aim of this book is to form good readers, by impressing on the mind the leading principles which have to be regarded in order to secure a correct and agreeable Elocution. With this end, special Lessons, accompanied by Exercises, have been prepared ; and it is hoped that these will be found to be eminently practical in their character.

The volume includes specimens of British and American Poets, from Chaucer to Longfellow, which, with the assistance afforded by the Lessons on Elocution, the scholar should be enabled to read with taste and expression.

The prose Lessons have, for the most part a direct

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bearing on the formation of character; illustrating the laws that govern society, the virtues that are essential to individual excellence, and the bearing of true religion on the happiness of life.

The whole will be found well adapted to the purposes of school instruction, whether regarded as supplying knowledge, cultivating taste, or affording scope for extended interrogation.

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