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CATECHISMS OF ELEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE;

ELUCIDATING THE MORE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES OF

LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS.

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The following are already published, and may be considered as spe cimens of the manner in which the whole Series will be conducted :1. The WORKS of CREATION; intended to assist Parents or Tutors in conveying to the Youthful Mind a General Knowledge of the Objects of Nature. By PETER SMITH, A.M. 2d Edition. 2. CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION. By the Rev. ROBERT MOREHEAD, D.D., F.R.S.E.

3. ENGLISH GRAMMAR. By GEO. MILLIGAN.
4. ENGLISH COMPOSITION. BY ROBERT CONNEL.
5. LATIN GRAMMAR. By GEO. MILLIGAN.

6. FRENCH GRAMMAR. By JAMES LONGMOOR.
7. GEOGRAPHY; with a Vocabulary of Geographical
Terms. 3d Edition. By HUGH MURRAY, Esq., F.R.S.E., &c.
8. The HISTORY of ENGLAND. By PETER SMITH,
A.M. 3d Edition.

9. The HISTORY of SCOTLAND. By W. MORRISON.

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10. DRAWING and PERSPECTIVE; comprehending the Leading Principles of the Art. By EDWARD LAWRENCE. 11. ZOOLOGY; or, Natural History of the Animal Kingdom, by WILLIAM RHIND, Member of the Royal Medical and Royal Physical Societies of Edinburgh.

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12. GREEK GRAMMAR.

13. MUSIC.

14. NATURAL HISTORY of the EARTH.

15. NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.

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