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YOUNG SCHOLAR’S COMPANION;

OR,

A SELECTION

OF

READING LESSONS;

BEING A SEQUEL TO THE “YOUNG SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT.”

BY ROBERT CONNEL,

TEACHER OF ENGLISH, HISTORY, AND GEOGRAPHY, GLASGOW ;
AUTHOR OF THE “YOUNG SCHOLAR'S ASSISTANT,” “ ENGLISH GRAMMAR,” KTO.

ELEVENTH EDITION,

REVISED, IMPROVED, AND GREATLY ENLARGED.

GLASGOW:
ANDRE W RUTHER GLEN,
DAVID ROBERTSON, GRIFFIN & CO., ORR & SONS, LUMSDEN

AND SON, G. & J. CAMERON, AND WILLIAM COLLINS;
FRASER & CO., OLIVER & BOYD, AND A. & C. BLACK, EDINBURGH
LEWIS SMITH, ABERDEEN; JAMES DEWAR & SON, AND

THOMAS RICHARDSON, PERTH.
AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.

· MDCCCLIII.
Price One Skilling Bound.

ODLUBRI 30.040 1941 OXFORDI

9

PRE FACE.

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That much improvement has of late years taken place in the
art of teaching, no one who has carefully studied the subject,
can for a moment doubt. This improvement consists chiefly
in the greater amount of knowledge conveyed, and in the
better cultivation of the intellectual faculties. Formerly, the
memory, in the course of early education, was almost the only
faculty called into exercise ; now, the understanding and the
judgment receive more generally that degree of attention to
which, by their pre-eminence, they are so justly entitled. It
was for the purpose of facilitating this rational system of in-
struction, that the present little volume has been compiled,
and that it may more effectually accomplish the end in view,
there have been appended to most of the prose lessons, quos-
tions for the purpose of exercising the pupil upon what he has
been reading. These are often less numerous than could
have been wished; but the skilful teacher will easily be able
to supply the deficiency in course of examination. The ut-
most care has been taken in the selection of the pieces, that
they should be simple and easily apprehended, all interesting
in their nature, and improving in their tendency, and such as
might at once cultivate the taste and give exercise to the un-
derstanding. A regular gradation, from that which is simple
to that which is more difficult, will be found to pervade the
whole. The poetry has been selected with peculiar care, and
only such pieces admitted as were thought calculated both to
interest and improve the juvenile inind.
126 Campbell Street, Blythswood Hill,7

Glasgow, Manca 1832. S

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