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1.-READING. These Books are intended to give a new method of Teaching to Read, -and thus to supplement rather than to supplant the ordinary series of Reading Books. The Book of the Alphabet in Words. Price 4d. This Book gives tho

26 Letters, and always in words—each in only one function. (a) READING with intelligence is now demanded of all Standards after Standard II. Reading Teaching itself. Is specially adapted as follows:

Part I. to Standard 1.} Price 6d. each.

Part II. to Standard II.S
The Poetical Reader. With Extracts. Price 18. Is specially adapted

to Standards III. and IV. This Book gives directions for good Read.
ing, with suggestions for emphasis and pause, and spacings to help

tho oyo in grouping the claụses.
(6) RECITATION, as well as Reading, is now required of Standards V. and VI.
The Manual of Expressive Reading. With Extracts. Price 28. 6d.

Is a Collection of POEMS AND PROSE EXTRACTS, specially adapted for
RECITATION. This work contains a complete PRACTICAL GRAMMAR
OF GOOD READING

11.-GRAMMAR.
(c) GRAMMAR is now to be attached to all Standards aftor Standard I.
The First Step in Grammar. Price 4d. Has been specially adapted and

revised to suit Standards II. and III. The Essentials of English Grammar. With Exercises. Price 8d. Is

specially adapted for Standards IV. and V. A Grammar of the English Language. With Analysis and Exercises. Price 28. 6d. Is the most suitable Book for Standard VI. and Pupil

i Teachers.

111.-GEOGRAPHY.
(d) GEOGRAPHY is now to be attached to all Standards after Standard I.
The First Step in Geography. Price 9d. Is specially adapted to

Standards II. and III., New Code.
The Junior Geography. Price 18. 6d. Is specially adapted to Standards

IV. and V.
The Senior Geography (Political; Physical, and Mathematical), with Four

Hundred Exercises. Price 3s. Is specially adapted to Standard VI.
and for Pupil Teachers.

IV.-COMPOSITION. (e) COMPOSITION takes the place of Dictation in Standards V. and VI. The First Step in Composition. With 108 Exercises. Price 8d. Is

specially adapted to Standard V. The Second step in Composition. With 200 Exercises. Price 1s. 6d.

Is the most suitable Book for Standard VI.
A Practical Introduction to English Composition. With 300 Exer-
cises. Price 38. Is the best Book for Pupil Teachers,

FOR PUPIL TEACHERS.
A Biographical History of English Literature. Price 4s. 6d. Also

in two Parts, each 28. 6d.
A New Geometry. Price 48.
** Any Schoolmaster or School Manager may have a copy of any of the foregoing

Books by Arst post, on receipt of the published price in stamps. London : W. STEWART & 00., Holborn Viaduct, E.O.

Edinburgh : MENZIES & 00.

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BY SIMON S. LAURIE, M.A., F.R.S.E.,
Professor of the Theory, History, and Art of Education in the

University of Edinburgh. THE EDUCATIVE ENGLISH READING BOOK S. 8. d.

S. d. Primer 0 2 Sixth Book .

1 8 First Book 64 0 4 Seventh Book 370

2 6 Second Book 108

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Advanced Book ,, 400

4 0 Third Book. 144

0 8 Literary Class Bk. 200 1 6 Fourth Book 160 1 0 Lesson Sheets on Rollers 2 6 Fifth Book . 224 1 4

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CONSTABLE'S SCIENTIFIC READING BOOK. By Professors

TYNDALL, KELLAND, BALFOUR, ARCHER, etc. 2s. 6d. RUDIMENTARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR. By the Rev. JAMES CURRIE,

Principal of the Church of Scotland Training College, Edinburgh. Pp.

64, 6d. THE PRACTICAL SCHOOL GRAMMAR. By the same Author. Pp.

128, 1s. 6d. A PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Price

1s. 6d. ; or in two parts at 6d. and 1s. each. ANSWERS, 1s. By the

Rev. JAMES CURRIE, A.M., Author of Common School Education.' FIRST STEPS IN ARITHMETIC. By the same Author. 6d. SPELLING AND DICTATION CLASS BOOK ; with Etymological

Exercises. By an INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS. Cloth, 1s. 3d. BIBLE NARRATIVE IN. BIBLE WORDS. Book I., 6d. ; Book II., 1s.

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Constable's Educative English Reading Books.

School Board Edition. A School Board Edition of this highly approved series of Reading Books has now been issued under the personal supervision of the original Editor, and while in every essential the books remain the same, the School Board Edition is graduated more in accordance with the standards of the New Code, and contains no denominational or other feature to which Board or purely Secular Schools might object. 8. d.

8. d. PRIMER, PART 1. 0 3 BOOK IV.

1 0 II. 0 3 V.

1 4 Book I.

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2 6 III.

Lesson Sheets on Rollers 2 6 “The best of all the many Series of Reading Books when the Educating of the Pupil is kept in view, as contra-distinguished from the mere learning to Read.

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LONDON: W. STEWART & CO., HOLBORN VIADUCT STEPS, E.C.

STEWART'S ANATOMICAL DIAGRAMS.

LA ESIGNED with the utmost anatomical precision, and printed in colours in the highest

style of art.

Chart I. THE HUMAN SKELETON.
Chart II. THE MUSCLES OF THE HUMAN BODY.
Chart III. ORGANS OF CHEST AND ABDOMEN.
Chart IV. BRAIN, SPINAL-CORD, ORGANS OF HEARING AND SIGHT.

LACH CHART is 42 X 201 inches, and is strongly mounted on canvas, with rollers, and
varnished, forming an imposing and highly useful School wall decoration. Each Chart is self-
interpreting, obviating the use of a hand-book.

BOR Animal Physiology Classes in School, College, or Mechanics’ Institute, these Charts will
be found more useful than any hitherto produced.
Price of each bart,

to, 8s. 6d.
Price of Set of four to Schools,

1, 8s. 4d.

LONDON:

W. STEWART AND CO., HOLBORN VIADUCT STEPS, E.C.
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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

IT'S HISTORY AND CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

HISTORY OF THE PRAYER BOOK.

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I. Advantages of a Liturgy.-The objections to a set form of common prayer cannot be better stated and answered than by a summary of Hooker's remarks on the subject :

- It is alleged that to serve God with any set form of common prayer is superstitious. In reply to this, (a) God Himself prescribed a set form of blessing the Jews (Num. vi. 23). Our Saviour gave us His Prayer, both to remain as a part of the Church Liturgy, and to serve as a pattern to frame all other prayers with efficacy, and without superfluity of words. (6) The Hymn of Moses (Deut. xxxii. 1-44) became a part of the ordinary Jewish Liturgy. Their books of common prayer contained hymns from Scripture, and thanksgivings, benedictions, and supplications, written by rulers of the synagogue. Their custom of finishing the Passover with certain psalms (Ps. cxiii.-cxviii.), called the “Great Hallelujah," is alluded to in Matt. xxvi. 30, lluvcavtes; and the Christian Church has always used, besides the Psalms, the Song of the Virgin Mary (Luke i. 46-55), the Song of Zachariah (Luke i. 68-79), and the Song of Simeon (Luke ii. 29-32). The Church has always had a prescribed form of common prayer; and if all ancient liturgies in the world be compared, it will be seen that they all had an

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