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assist Christians in hearing with profit. By the REV. EDW. BICKERSTETH, Author of “A Scripture Help," "A treatise on Prayer," etc. etc.

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TERM REPORTS in the Court of King's Bench: By Charles Durnford and Edward Hyde East, of the Temple, Esqs. Barristers at Law. Eight Volumes in Four.

Second American, from the Fifth London Edition, corrected; with many additional References to later English and American authorities.

Si quid novisti rectius istis,
Candidus imperti ; si non, his utere mecum.


A PRACTICAL TREATISE of the LAW of Vendors and Purchasers of Estates. By Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Esq. One of his Majesty's Counsel. Bonæ fidei venditorem, nec commodorum spem augere, nec

incommodorum cognitionem obscurare oportet. Valerius Maximus, l. vii. c. 11. From the Seventh London Edition ; With Notes and References to American Decisions, By Thomas Huntington, Counsellor at Law.

CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED in the High Court of Chancery, originally published by order of the Court, from the Manuscripts of Thomas Vernon, late of the Middle Temple, Esq. With References to the proceedings in the Court and to later Cases; together with Tables of the Names of the Principal Cases, and of the Cases cited in the Notes; also of the Principal Matters and of the matters contained in the Notes. By John Raithby, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. Barrister at law. First American, from the third London Edition, with References continued to the present time. In two volumes.


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MERRIAM'S AMERICAN READER. The American Reader : Containing extracts suited

to excite a love of Science and Literature, to refine the taste, and to improve the moral character. De signed for the use of Schools. Price 75 Cents.


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Having examined the “AMERICAN READER,” recently published by E. & G. Merriam, of Brookfield, we cordially recommend it, as a School Book to be used by higher classes in common schools. It contains a judicious, chaste, and valuable selection of pieces from standard writers. The moral tendency of the selection we consider highly salutary. While it is calculated to assist the pupil in acquiring the art of reading, it will also furnish him with many valuable hints in regard to the formation of character. The merits of this compilation, when known, will, we think, secure for it exten sive patronage.


April, 1829.


From the N. York Journal of Commerce. The business of puffing has become so common, that we are almost ashamed to recommend a book, however worthy it may be of approbation. In the present case, however, we can easily avoid this dilemma, by saying in one word, that the American Reader consists of extracts from such authors as Mrs. Hemans, Pollok, Jane Taylor, Addison, Cowper, Gray, Mrs. Opie, Campbell, Henry Kirk White,--and among our own writers, Irving, Webster, Wirt, Beecher, Humphrey, Hawes, Wayland, Everett, Whelpley, Griffin, W. Jay, Ames, Dwight, &c.

Letter to the Compiler.

Hadley, Nov. 25, 1328. Dear Sir,

I have examined the copy of the American Reader you sent me. The selection of the materials appears to be judicious, and I think it possesses merits superior to any work of the kind which has fallen under my observation.

GEO. NICHOLS, Preceptor of Hopkins Academy.

From the Massachusetts Yeoman. The American Reader is a handsomely printed duodecimo. It is, the greater part of it, a collection of elegant extracts from some of the best English and American writers, in prose and poetry. Many of the pieces are of very recent publication, giving to the book an interest which is wanting in some other similar works. We think it will be found exceedingly well adapted for the use for which it is designed. It is certainly an interesting miscellany for families, and even for literary readers.

From the Boston Recorder. The character of the book may be estimated by the writers chosen by the compiler. Among the European are Jane Taylor, Mrs. Hemans, Mrs. Opie, H. K. White, Montgomery, B. Barton and Pollok. Among the American are W. Irving, Dennie, Webster, Griffin, Whelpley, Wayland, Dwight, Humphrey, Wilcox, Beecher, Willis, Mrs. Sigourney and Miss Francis. The whole comprizes a very judicious and chaste selection.

From a Notice of the Work. This compilation, in point of moral sentiment, is, in our judgment, superior to any recent publication which we have seen. We recommend the work to the early consideration of School Como mittees, and hope it may be extensively circulated.

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RECOMMENDATIONS. Extract from a notice of the work, in the Boston Recorder. This little volume contains information on subjects chiefly práč



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From the Massachusetts Yeoman. We have felt the need, in our own family, of just such an sissistant” as this little work. It is designed, by questions and answers, to impart to the inquisitive minds of young children, a knowledge of facts important to be understood by them, and fitted to excite the curiosity to know more.-

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Price 25 Cents.

It is believed that this book contains a more full and minute explanation of mathematical Geography than can be found in any other elementary treatise on this subject.

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