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The British School Series.

The Revised Series
FIFTH READER.

EDITED BY

THOMAS MORRISON, LL.D.,

RECTOR, FREE CHURCH TRAINING COLLEGE, GLASGOW.

GALL & INGLIS.
London:

Edinburgh:
25 PATERNOSTER SQUARE. 20 BERNARD TERRACE.

3987. 4.1391

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PREFACE.

The Fifth Reader has been constructed so as to meet the requirements of the New Code and the Instructions to Inspectors issued thereanent. It contains 60 lessons, and above 120 pages of reading matter.

The same blending of the concrete with the abstract has been observed as in the previous books—the abstract occupying more space, corresponding to the more fully developed intelligence of those who may reasonably be supposed to use this volume.

Lessons on what may be termed useful knowledge-on common things- have been freely introduced, and that for the reasons given in the Prefaces to the former volumes of the Series.

Ample Notes have been provided, with the view of assisting the pupil in home preparation. Full and exhaustive questions have been prepared ; and, in many instances, questions, not directly on the Lesson, but arising very naturally from it, have been set with the view of showing how every Lesson may be used as the medium of conveying much collateral information.

In a short Appendix, the Composition of Words has been treated in a manner which will enable the teacher to turn to full advantage this important branch of an English education.

T. M. GLASGOW, August, 1884.

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ag'-ile, active, nimble. in-ter-spersed', mingled with. am'-bush, lying in wait par'-ox-ysm, final effort or an-ni'-hil-at-ed, utterly de struggle. stroyed.

sen-ti-men'-ta-list, one who car-i-ca-ture', to produce a pretends to have very sensi

resemblance but so as to tive feelings. excite ridicule.

stu'-por, partial insensibility. The lion is often erroneously styled lord of the forest; nevertheless, the forest is not his haunt;

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