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LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, LONGMANS, AND ROBERTS.

1859

Price Four Shillings.

LONDON PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE.

PREFACE.

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

you

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.

As a

Thorp-Arch-Grange, near Tadcaster,

Jan, 1, 1859.

KEY

BOOK I.

Genus.

LESSON 4.--

24. a. Exercises on Generic and Specific Difference.

Object.

Specific Difference.
Man
is an animal

endowed with reason.
Horse a quadruped with hoofed feet and flowing

mane.
Bird an animal with wings and two feet.
Fish
an animal

with fins for swimming.
b. 1. A Zebra has stripes on his back, but a Horse has not.
2. A Goat has hair, but a Sheep has wool.

3. A Whale is a large fish, its flesh not fit to be eaten;

Salmon is a much smaller fish, its flesh is reddish and fit to be

eaten.

4. A Tiger is without mane, and its back is striped;

Lion has a mane, but its back has no stripes.

5. A Kite is a bird of prey, about the size of a hawk ;

an Eagle is also a bird of prey, but much larger than a kite.

B

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