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• 244


Didactic Pieces.

Page Sect. 1. The vanity of wealth, 2. Nothing formed in vain,

244 3. On pride,

245 4. Cruelty to brutes censured,

246 5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chapter of Matthew,

247 6. The death of a good man a strong incentive to virtue,

248 7. Reflections on a future state, from a review of winter,

249 8. Adam's advice to Eve, to avoid temptation, 250 9. On procrastination,

251 10. That philosophy, which stops at secondary causes, reproved,

253 11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudices and hatred ; and on slavery,


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Descriptive Pieces,


• 258

Sect. 1. The morning in summer,

256 2. Rural sounds, as well as rural sights, delightful,

257 3. The rose, 4 Care of birds for their young,

• 259 5. Liberty and slavery contrasted,

. 260 6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chapter

of the First Eastle to the Corinthians, 261 7. Picture of a good man,

262 8. The pleasures of etirement,

264 9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well-directed imagination,



Pathetic Pieces. Sect. 1. The hermit,

. 268 • 271

Page Sect. 2. The beggar's petition,

. 269 3. Unhappy close of life, 4. Elegy to pily,

, 272 5. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander

Selkirk, during his solitary abode in the
island of Juan Fernandez,

273 6. Gratitude,

. 275 7. A.man perishing in the snow ; from whence

reflections are raised on the miseries of life, 276 8. A morning hymn,



Promiscuous Pieces,

• 285


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Sect. 1. Ode to Content,

• 28.1 2. The shepherd and the philosopher, • 283 3. The road to happiness open lo all men, 4. The goodness of Providence,

• 286 5. The Creator's works attest his greatness, 287 6. Address to the Deity,

· 288 7 The pursuit of happiness osten ill directed, 289 8. The fire-side,

291 9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,

• 294 10. Selfishness reproved,

• 295 11. Human frailty,

296 12. Ode to Peace,

• 297 15. Drie i0 Adversity,

• 298 14. The creation required to praise its Author, 300 15. The universal prayer,

302 16. Conscience,

. 304 17. On an infant,

. 305 18. The cuckoo,

. 305 19. Day A pastoral in three parts,

• 306 20. The order of Nature,

• 310 21. Hymn composed during sickness,

· 312 22. Hymn, on a review of the seasons,

• 313 23. On solitude,


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following is a list of COLLINS & Co.'s editions of Murray's works, with their prices at retail and by the dozen.

Wholesale. Retail. per Doz.

Conts. Dois. Cts. 1. First Book for Children, from 4th Eng. edit. 6 62 2. An Euglish Spelling-Book,

25 2 OO 3. An English Gram. together with the Exercises

and Key. 8vo. 4. An English Grammar,

21st do. 75 7 5. Eng. Exercises to the Grammar, I 4th do.

62} 6 6. A Key to the English Exercises, loth do.


6 7. An Abridgment of the Grammar, 3oth do. 8. Introduction to the Eng. Reader,

7th do.

6 9. The English Reader,

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75 7 Io. Sequel to the English Reader,

871 9 is. Introduction au Lecteur François,

9 12. The Power of Religion on the Mind, 13th do. 1 00

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The Proprietors of Lindley Murray's works, think it is no small recommendation of them, that the whole of these valuable publications, from “ The First Book for Children," to " the Power of Religion on the Mind," may be properly considered, as forma ing a little code of important elementary instruction. They are ftrictly fubfervient to one another, and most intimately connected.

Their peculiar and acknowledged excellence is, that in every part of them, the purest principles of piety and virtue, are happily blended with the elements of literature. They may, therefore, with the greatest confidence, be put into the hands of young persons, as books which (to use the language of a Reviewer respecting them) “ will eminently conduce to pure religion and morality, and to the acquisition of a correct and elegant Ityle."

The following extract of a letter from LINDLEY MUR

Rar will shew his opinion of the nerits of COLLINS & Co.'s editions of his works.

“ I am much indebted to Collins & Co. for the neat and correct manner in which they reprint my publications; and for their care, and exertions to exhibit the books AS THEY BY THE AUTHOR, and especially with his inteft improvements.

thall make it a point to communicate to them from time to time, and as early as poslible, copies of all the new and improved editions of the books. It affords me a peculur gratification to perceive that my publications are so extensively ditiused over, my native country.”



“ The plan of this work is highly commendable, and the esecution is good. We are particularly pleased with the Compiler's having avoided every sentiment, that might gratify a corrupt mind, or, in the least degree, offend the eye or ear of Innocence.”

Gentleman's Magazine, February, 1799. “ There is very considerable merit in this compilation, the contents of which are pretty equally made up of the agreeable and the useful. We do not fear difcrediting our judgment, by recommending to all sects and degrees of people this portable volume; which, though professedly compiled for the instruction of youth, will not be found unuseful to pero fons of riper years."

New London Review, July, 1799. “ This work may be recemmended as a useful companion to the young of both sexes.''

Critical Review, July, 1799. “ We have formerly mentioned, with praise, “ English Exercises,” by this Author. The present publication is well adapted for the use of young persons. The selections are made with good taste ; and with a view to moral and religious improvement, as well as mere entertain

British Critic, April, 1800. “ Instead of attempting to display the merits of this useful and pleasing work, by remarks of our own, we shall transcribe the author's Preface; which shows that he was actuated by superior motives, which do him honour, &c."-" The ends proposed by this respectable author, have, we hope, been accomplished to his utmost wish; for public apa probation has crowned his labours.”

Guardian of Education, July, 1803.


Of Collins & Co. may also be had


Of all the other works of the same author, namely :

INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH READER. “ Animated by the favourable reception of the “ English Reader," Mr. Murray here pursues the same ohject; and has not only compiled a judicious and well-arranged supplement for the higher classes of learners, The Sequel to the English Reader,) but in order to complete his undertaking, has prepared an introduction to it, for the younger classes. We have no doubt that the public will be pleased with the additions, to both the fronts of the original building. The whole is truly ufelul and well arranged.”

Monthly Review, August, 1801. SEQUEL TO THE ENGLISH READER. “We have already borne our testimony to the high merit of Mr. Murray, as an acute grammarian, and as blending in his various works, with w2common happiness, a delicate and corred taste both in litera..

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ture and morals. We are pleased, though not surprised, to fee that the public has demanded a new edition of the respectable work now before

Annual Review, 1804. " We regard, as a very valuable improvement, the biographical and eritical Appendix, introduced into this edition of the “ Sequel to the English Reader"

This compilation appears more free from objectionable passages, and better adapted to the improvement of youth, than any other of the kind which we have seen.”

Eclectic Review, June, 1805. “We have no hesitation in recommending this selection, as the best of its kind."

Critical Review, May, 1805. The Power OF RELIGION ON THE Mind. “This work, which has been long and justly admired, has, in the last edition, received many alterations and improvements; and, in its present enlarged state, forms, in our opinion, one of the best books that can be put into the hands of young people. The subject is grave and important; but Mr. Murray has rendered it highly interesting, and engaging, by a judicious selection of anecdotes and examples; which, by the intermixture of pious reflections, he teaches the reader to apply to his own benefit."

Guardian of Education, Auguft, 1803. INTRODUCTION AU LECTEUR FRANÇOIS. * This little Volume, which is designed for the use of persons who have just begun to learn the French language, is composed of extracts from French writers of reputation, who are distinguished by the propriety and usefulness of their sentiments. Mr. Murray has exercised his usual caution and judgment in these selections: and his explanations, in the Appendix, of the idiomatical expressions and difficult phrases, which occur in the extracts, are well calculated to simplify, and consequently to facilitate, the study of the language."



much improved, with a copious Index to the Grammar, Exercises, and Key.

“ Mr. Murray's Grammar, Exercises, and Key to the Exercises, form altogether, by far the most complete and judicious analysis of the English language, that has hitherto been published. The rules for composition are excellent ; the examples are selected with taste and judgment; and the execution of the whole displays an unusual degree of Gritical acuteness and fagacity.'

Annual Review, 1802.

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