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PRINCIPLES OF ZOOLOGY, We are pleased to learn that the School Department consider the work of sufficient merit to recommend its intro Tour

TOUCHING i he Structure, Development, Distributio., and Na

cural Arrangernent of the RACES OF ANIMALS, living and duction into the school libraries of the State, as a reliable extinct; with numerous illustrations. For the ute of schools and compend of important and useful knowledge.

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first part is devoted to Comparative Physiology, as the basis of THE AMERICAN SPEAKER : Being a collection of pieces in Classification; the second, to systematic Zoology, in which the

Prose, Dialogue and Poetry ; designed for exercises in principles of Classification will be applied, and the principal groups Declamation, or for occasional reading in school. By

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Syracuse, July 1, 1848. ARITHMETICAL IINVESTIGATOR, by John W. Bedford, is the

HALL & DICKSON title of a new work in press at this office. We have read the

Announce as in Press for the Fall Trade,

THE YO NO DECLAIMER, a Book of Prose and Dialogues science in an original, conscise and perspicuous manner. It

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The Elementary Astronomy, accompanied by 16 used in extensive sections of New England. It has been adapted maps mountd on rollers, each map 3 ly 31 feet-designed to illus- to the currency of, and republished in Canada It has also been trate the mechanism of the heavens, and for the use of public Lec traslated and re published in Greece. It is used in every part of turers, Academies and schools, by H. Mattison.

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Tux NORMAL CHART OF ELEMENTARY Sounds, by the late D. P. more common wor's which constitute the body of our language, PAGE with numerous technical terms in the arts and sciences any many

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FROM J. A. ALLEN. tions to each other, illustruted by a complete system of Dia grams; by S. W. Clark, A. M.

Principal of the Syracuse Academy. "This is a new work which strikes us very favorably. Its

Syracuse, March 4, 1846. deviations from older books of the kind are generally judicious Chart, and am satisfied that it is superior to any thing of the kind

Mr. HALLDear Sir: I have examined with pleasure the Norinal and often important."-N. Y. Tribune.

with which I am acquainted. * We are convinced it has points of very decıded superi

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New-YORK, Aug. 19, 1846. S. B. CLARK, Moebrs. Hall & Dickson: Birg--The Elementary Chart of Nor January, 1848. Principal Scarboro Academy, Me. mai sounds, prepared by D, D. Page, Esq., Principal of the State

"The brevity, perspicuity and comprehensiveness of the Normal School, is in my opinion, calculated to supply a deficiency work are certainly rare merits and alone would commend it that has long been felt in our schools. Students who are exerci

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mren tabla Af the Domantaru.sounds appear This Grammar is just such a Book as I wanted, and I to be arranged on philosophical and correct principles, and the shall make it the text book in my school."

Chart taken as a whole is eminently deserving a place in all our WILLIAM BRICKLEY, schools,

T W. FIELD, Feb. 1848. Teacher, Canastota, N. Y.

Teacher Ward School No. 3, N. Y. City "I believe it only requires a careful examination by Teach ers, and those who have the supervision of our educational interest, to secure for this work a speedy introduction into

THE all our schools."

N. BRITTAN, Feb. 1818.

Principal of Lyons Union Schoos. "I do not hesitate to pronounce it superior to any work with which I am acquainted. I shall introduce it into the PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, AS HIS ONLY MEANS OF the Mount Morris Union School at the first opportunity." 412 H. G. WINSLOW, Principal.


is one of the best books ever published, being wel

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Purchasers will not only exercise their benevolence, but

will find a rich remuneration in the acquisition of this value Elementary Sounds of the English Language.

hle work, which should be in the hands of every reader.


Pastor of the Independent Church, Philadelphia, Pa. This Chart was arranged and prepared by D. P.PAGE. Principai fthe New York State Normal School, and has received the unqua: in commending both Mr. Judson and his excellent work.

It gives me pleasure to join with the Rev. Mr. Chambers dified approbation of hundreds of Teachers, who have it in daily

J. P. DURBLN, use in their schools. Mr. Page has been long known to the public

Pastor of the M. E. Trinity Church, Philadelphia, Pa. as an experienced Educator, and it is believed that in no department have his efforts been crowned with greater success than in phat of Elocution: 'The Chart embodies the results of many years' Extracts from Recommendations of The Moral Probe.

experience and attention to the subject, and it is confidently expect.ed that it will soon become to be regarded as the Standard, on the

ALBANY, May 15. 1818. matters of which it teaches, in all our schools. No work of so great I have examined a work entitled “THE MORAL PROBE." importance, has probably ever been before the public, that has in so by . Carroll Judson, with great pleasure and profit. It short a time been received with so many marked tokens of favor evinces a thoroughly discriminating mind, and a deep insigba from Teachers of the highest dlstinction. Though there are other into the principles and workings of human nature. It is full Charts before the public, of merit, yet it is believed that the Normal of moral and religious truth, brought out with great perspiChart, by the pecullur excellence of its analysis, definitions, direc- cuity, precision, and independence; and yet in a manner tians.

s, and general arrangement, will cominend itself to the atten- wholly unexceptionable and inoffensive. It is pervaded by The Chart is got up in superior style, is 36 inches iong and 45 wide, I is fitted to be an admirable auxiliary to parents and teachers. mounted on rollers, cloth backs, and portions of it are distinctly le- in the responsible office of forming the youthful character. gible at the distance of fifty feet Price Two Dollars.

It would be good service done if it should be adopted as a The Chart can be obtained of A. S. Bernes & Co, and Hunting school book all over the country: ton of Savage, New-Yerk city; Wm. J. Reynolds, Boston; G. & C

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The MORAL PROBE-Contains 102 essays on the Nature of Mea Elmira ; D.D.Spencer & Co., Ithaca ; J. C. Derby & Co, Auburn Bennett, Backus & Hawley, and G. Tracy, Utica; C. Younglove orable vices are probed to the quick in this work. We commend

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THE MORAL PROBE contains 336 pages- 102 original essays

with an appendix, containing the Declaration of Independence FROM S.S.RANDALL.

Constitution of the United States, Washington's Farewell Address SECRETARY'S OFFICE,

a short notice of the Life of Washington, the fifty-six signers and of

the Life of Patrick Henry. Albany, Jan. 23, 1840.

The price in plain binding is $1,25, but when the teachers of Mr. L. W. Hall, Dear Sir:- have examined the “ Norinalor veral districts in a town will join, and send for five or more copies Chart of the Elementary Sounds of the English language, arranged they will be put at $1 per copy, and sent at the risk of the autber. and prepared by David P. Page, Principal of the State Normal Orders, postpaid, addressed to me New York city, will be prompe School, and bave no hesitation in cordially reconimending ita in ly altended to,-the money to be forwarded on the receipt of the codectionipro our District Schools. It may wherever deemed ad books

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ihousand confluent streams, the river of truth, widenWe give the following extract from the very able ed and deepened, has come down to us; and it is speech of Hon. Horace Mann, made in Congress among our choicest delights that if we can add to its on the bill for establishing a territorial government volume, as it rolls on, it will bear a richer freight of

blessings to our successors. But it is proposed to anin the newly acquired Mexican Territory :

nuł this beneficent law of nature; to repel this profThis conscious idea that the state of slavery is a fered bounty of Heaven. It is proposed to create a state of war<a state in which superior force keepsin- race of men, to whom all the lights of experience ferior force down-derelops and marifests itself per- shall be extinguished, whose hundredth generation petually. It exhibits itself in the statute book of the shall be as ignorant and as barbarious as the first. slave States, prohibiting the education of slaves, mak Sir, I hold all voluntary ignorance to be a crime; I ing it highly penal to teach them so much as the al- hold all enforced ignorance to be a greater crime. phabet; dispersing and punishing all meetings where Knowledge is assential to all rational enjoyment; it is they come together in quest of knowledge. Look in- essential to the full and adequate performance of every to the statute books of the free States and you will find duty. Whoever intercepts knowledge, therefore on law after law, encouragement after encouragement, to its passage to a human soul; whoever strikes down secure the diffusion of knowledge. Look into the stat- the hand that is outstretched to grasp it, is guilty of one ute books of the slave States and you find law after law, of the most heinous of offences. Add to your virtue, penalty after penalty, to secure the extinction of knowl- knowledge, says the Apostle ; but here the command edge. Who has not read with delight those books is, be-cloud and be-little by ignorance, whatever virtue which have been writien both in England and this you may possess. country, entitled." The Pursuit of Knowledge under Sir, let me justify the earnestness of these expresdifficulties,” giving the biographies of illustrious men, sions, by describing the transition of feeling through who, by an undaunted and indomitable spirit, had which I have lately passed. I come from a commuarisen from poverty and obscurity to the height of nity where knowledge ranks next to virtue, in the eminence, and blessed the world with their achieve- classification of blessings. On the oth day of April ments in literature, in science and in morals? Yet last, the day before I left home for this place, I attendbere, in what we call republican America, are fifteen ed the dedication of a school house in Bostí n, which great States, vying with each other to see which will had cost $70,000. The Mayor presided, and much bring the blackest and most impervious pall of igno- of the intelligence and worth of the city was present rance over three millions of human beings; nay, which on the occasion. I see by a paper which I have this can do most to stretch this pall across the continent, day receiv d, that another school house, in the same from the Atlantic to the pacific?

city, was dedicated on Monday of the present week Is not knowledge a good? Is it not one of the pre- It was there stated by the Mayor, that the cost of iho cious bou ties which the all-bountiful Giver has be- city school houses which had been comple ed wiinin stowed upon the human race? Sir John Herschell

, the last three months, was $200,000. On Tuesday of possessed of ample wealth, his capacious mind stored this week, a new high school house, in the city of with the treasures of knowledge, surrounded by the Cambridge, was dedicated Mr. Evenet

, the President most learned society in the most cultivated metroplis of Harvard College, was pjesent, and addressed the in the world, says: "If I were to pray for a taste assembly in a long, and, I need not add, a inosi beilia which should stand me in stead, under every variety tiful speech. That school house, with iwo others to, of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and be dedicate.I within a week, will have cost $25,000. cheerfullness to me through life, and a shield against Last week, in the neighboring city of Charlestown, a its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world new high school house of a most splendid and cosíly frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.” Yet character, was dedicated by the layor and city sova it is now proposed to colonize the broad regions of the ernment, by clergy and laiiy. west with millions of our fellow beings, who shall But it is not the Mayors of cities, and Presidenis of never be able to read a book or write a word; to whom colleges alone, that engage in the work of consecrate

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