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FIFTH READING BOOK.

BY

CUNNINGHAM GEIKIE, D.D.

"Knowledge is Power."-Lord Bacon.

LONDON:
W. TEGG AND CO., 12, PANCRAS LANE,

CHEAPSIDE,

LONDON :

MCCORQUODALE AND CO., PRINTERS, “THE ARMOURY," SOUTHWARK.

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PREFACE.

No effort has been spared to make this Reading Book worthy of the same wide commendation as has been kindly bestowed on those which have preceded it.

NOTHING has been LEFT UNEXPLAINED, that the intelligence of the scholar may be quickened, and his mind stored with really useful knowledge.

Notes have been appended to each lesson.
EXPLANATIONS of WORDS have been copiously given.
DICTATION LESSONS, in which the knowledge of the scholar

is really tested, are supplied at more than usual

length. SCIENCE LESSONS, by the most eminent men of the day, are

freely introduced, care, however, being taken to secure

the utmost simplicity. The BRITISH EMPIRE, in its various dependencies, is suc

cinctly described in a series of interesting lessons. It is needless to dwell on the importance of this feature. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, so interesting to the young and so

useful in life, has a series of Lessons devoted to it. LESSONS on HEALTH form another special feature of the The Selections will be found thoroughly fresh, both in Prose and Poetry.

greatest value. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES of the various authors are given,

where possible. A great part of this Reading Book has been SPECIALLY WRITTEN FOR IT, and is therefore COPYRIGHT.

A large number of pieces SPECIALLY SUITED for RECITATION are given.

The ILLUSTRATIONS will be found REALLY ELUCIDATORY OF THE TEXT, and, as will at once be seen, are simply the very best that art can produce.

These various characteristics will, it is hoped, meet the same warm approval as has rewarded the compiler in his past work.

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