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The present work is intended for two classes of persons, for teachers and for private adult students.
To the former, it supplies the means of testing at once the accuracy and neatness of the Exercises submitted to their examination. For obvious reasons, the Key should be reserved for the teacher's exclusive use; and, if possible, be unknown to the pupil.
To adult private students, however, not possessing the advantage of a master, the Key becomes almost indispensable. But with reference to such students, the following caution cannot be too strongly insisted upon ;-Avoid consulting the Key till you have earnestly and independently completed each Exercise, according to the respective directions. Then, and not till then, the Key can be called into requisition, to verify the accuracy of your own efforts. Should your production be im
perfect, hesitate not to write it over again ; - for the quality, and not the quantity, is the point at which
should aim. Experience has shown that the series of exercises, to which this Manual forms the Key, may, in the hands of a skilful teacher, be found very
beneficial in a great variety of ways. And, as it embraces a course of practical lessons, illustrated by easy and appropriate models on many interesting subjects, no work possesses equal claims for preparing youth to undergo with credit the recently appointed Governmental Examinations. whole, indeed, it is calculated to induce habits of verbal discrimination--careful analysis-appropriate classification—and compact arrangement,the very constituents of tasteful composition.
Thorp-Arch-Grange, near Tadcaster,
Jan, 1, 1859.
endowed with reason.
with fins for swimming.
3. A Whale is a large fish, its flesh not fit to be eaten;
Lion has a mane, but its back has no stripes.
5. A Kite is a bird of prey, about the size of a hawk ;