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Messrs OLIVER AND BOYD are desirous of bringing under the notice of those interested in Education the Series of Elementary Works adapted to the requirements of the New Code, which they are in course of publishing. These are not hasty productions, but the result of much thought and care, and they have been prepared by Practical Men of eminence in their respective departments.


The preparation of this Series has been undertaken by Mr JAMES COLVILLE, M.A., Senior English Master in George Watson's College-Schools, Lauriston, Edinburgh, one of the Educational Institutions of the Merchant Company. Four Books are now ready.

In the PRIMER the vowel sounds are presented in an easy and natural manner, being in every case exemplified by real words rather than by arbitrary syllables, and arranged in rhyming groups. The lessons are composed of sentences woven into narratives, and hieroglyphic lessons have been introduced for the purpose of making the work of revisal more varied and interesting.

In the FIRST STANDARD the narrative form has been preserved throughout, and the lessons, while incidentally supplying considerable information, are mainly intended to enable the child to overcome the mechanical difficulties of reading. They have therefore been made as light and attractive as possible; many elliptical, and, as a new feature, several alliterative and hieroglyphic, lessons have been constructed. Easy lessons are also given in Script for the reading and writing of Manuscript.

In the SECOND STANDARD a variety of interesting matter has been simplified by the syllabification of difficult words and the grouping together of common affixes. A novel feature is the introduction of lessons on the T.

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appended to these, direct increased attention to the subjects presented, and furnish plenty of school-work.

In the THIRD STANDARD, as the child will now have acquired considerable fluency in easy reading, a varied selection has been made from authors that have long been favourites with the young. In the Dictation all the difficulties in spelling monosyllables and easy dissyllables have been anticipated, and the Exercises, which are partly in Script, have been constructed so as to foster the habit of observing words and their distinctions.


Three little works have been prepared by Mr W. LAWSON, F.R.G.S., St Mark's College, Chelsea; Author of "Geography of the British Empire," etc.

1. The GEOGRAPHICAL PRIMER will be found adapted to the requirements of Standard IV. The meaning of a Map is clearly explained; an outline is given of the Chief Divisions of the World; while the numerous facts have been selected and arranged to suit the age of the pupils.

2. The GEOGRAPHY OF ENGLAND meets the requirements of Standard V., and is intended to succeed the "Geographical Primer." The style and subject are a little in advance, and there is some attempt to show the dependence of one part of the geography upon another. A Chapter on the principal Railways will be found to meet the increasing desire for information on this subject.

3. ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. This work has been written as a "Specific Subject," with special reference to the New Code. The language and illustrations are simple, and suited to the capacity of pupils of from ten to fourteen years of age.


This subject has been undertaken by Mr ALEX. TROTTER, Teacher of Mathematics, etc., Edinburgh; Author of "Arithmetic for Advanced Classes," etc.

PART I. embraces Standards 1 and 2.

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PART III. (in preparation) will embrace Standards 5 and 6.

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