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Home Lesson Books,

CONTAINING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS IN READING,
SPELLING, AND DICTATION, OF REVISED CODE, 1878,

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Author of " Scripture Readers for Day and Sunday Schools," Science Questions & Answers,” Extra Subject Series," " The Cundidate and Pupil Teachers' Year Book,Science Manuals,

Elementary and Advanced,” &c.

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THE MIDLAND READERS CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES :-
I.—They combine a Reading and Home Lesson Book.
II.—They satisfy the requirements in Spelling and Dictation.
III.—The difficult words are printed in bold clarendon type, sc

as to attract the eye of the child.
IV.-They are readable, amusing, lively, and instructive; well

bound, clearly printed, and graduated. Standard I., cloth, 4d. Standard IV., cloth, 100.

BOOK V.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.

NOTTINGHAM : H. MAJOR, Mansfield Road.

PREFACE.

The incidents in History that have been selected for reading in the Historical and Geographical Reader are such as possess in themselves a graphic interest, capable of arresting the attention of children of the age of those constituting Standard V. in our Elementary Schools; while it is hoped that the Geographical pieces will become word pictures in the memories of the readers, and afford them delight not only in the perusal, but in after times when quiet thought succeeds the active business of life.

Consecutive History and Geography must be taught systematically as special subjects, that the anatomy of the subject may be clearly outlined in the student's mind; the writer has, therefore, been content with clothing such a skeleton with living flesh and blood, so as to fill in dry outlines with interesting details, as furnished by our best Historical and Geographical writers.

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THE

Historical & Geographical Reader,

FOR STANDARD V.

THE DEATH OF NELSON. cockpit — room between miscalculated — reckoned decks

wrongly allies-Spanish and French surrender-give in leeward - side from the prophetic that of a prowind

I phet “He fell with his face upon the deck. Hardy turned round as some men were raising him. “They have done for me at last, Hardy,' said he. Soon after he had been carried to the cock-pit, his wound was discovered to be mortal; he felt this himself, and insisted that the surgeon should leave him, to attend those whom he might yet save. He was in great pain, and intensely anxious to know how the battle went. Will no one bring Hardy to me?' he asked,

he must be killed ! he is surely dead!! At length Hardy came, and the two friends shook hands in silence. After a pause, the dying man faintly uttered • Well, Hardy, how goes the day?' 'Very well; ten ships have already struck.' Finding that all was well,

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