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ADVANCED READER. 320 pages......
* The original edition of Book I., 96 pages, is also kept in print. 6d.
W. & R. CHAMBERS, 47 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON;
HIS Book is intended as a Reader for the more advanced classes in schools, and consists mainly of a varied selection of passages from Standard Authors.
It contains, however, some specially written lessons on subjects of current interest, such as those on General Gordon and the Congo, and a few of a more practical kind, as those on Reading Aloud and on Self-Improvement, the latter of which is designed to point out the duty of self-culture after leaving school.
Copious explanations of the more difficult words have been appended to each lesson, on the principle of illustrating the meaning of a word by tracing it to its root; also exercises on analysis and the formation of words. The appendix contains a list of the prefixes and suffixes, and of the more important Anglo-Saxon, Latin, and Greek roots.
The publishers have to thank Messrs Macmillan for permission to use the lesson on the Hand, by Professor George Wilson; Messrs Longman for lesson on the Armada, by Mr Froude, and that on the Acquittal of the Bishops, by Macaulay; and the representatives of Professor Wilson for lesson on Human Caloric.