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" Most COMPLETE, ACCURATE, and RELIABLE blot, onary of the Language."- Thirty Members United States Senate.

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“A MINE OF PHILOLOGICAL WEALTH.”-- Wm. Russell, Esq. “Get the BEST --the groat work, UNABRIDGED."--Phren. Jour.

Governor Wood, of Ohio, in a recent message to the Legislature of that State, says: “In Massachusetts every school is furnished by the State with Webster's Dictionary, as the Standard Work of Orthography and Pronunciation ;” and the publishers of Webster's Dictionary have copied this statement into their list of recommendations.

Governor Wond has, undoubtedly, been misinformed in this matter. The statement is incorrect. WORCESTER'S School Dictionaries are used in most of the principal cities and towns throughout the State as the STANDARD AUTHORITY IN THE ORTHOGRAPHY, AND PRONUNCIATION of the English language, and in most places by a vote of the School Committees of the several cities and towns. We beg leave to inform Governor Wood that the State has no authority in prescribing text-books for schools, as this power is vested in the School Committees of the several towns. ,WORCESTER'S DICTIONARIES are used in the Public Schools of the City of Boston, as will be seen by the following certificate:

Roston, May 12, 1852. “I hereby certify that on the 14th day of August, 1834, WORCESTER'S DICTIONARY was introduced into the Grammar Schools or Boston. From that time to the present, the Dictionaries of this author have been continued, by the School Committee, as the STANDARD AUTHORITY in the Public Schools of this city.

Attest: EDWARD CAPEN, Sec. of the School Committee."

The publishers of Webster's Dictionaries also say in their printed advertisement: "It is deemed superfluous to present evidence at the present day that the works of Dr. Webster are really the STANDARD AUTHORITY in the Orihography and Orthoepy of the English language."

In view of these and similar statements we do not deem it superfluous to pro sent evidence that

WORCESTER’S DICTIONARIES are used as the standard authority in Orthography and Pronunciation by many of the most distinguished teachers in the country. We commence with the certificate of the Principals of the Public Schools of the City of Boston, and we propose hereafter to continue the list, as we have received similar certificates from various parts of the country.

From the Principals of the Boston Public Schools.

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"Boston, September 13, 1852.
Worcester's Dictionaries are used in onr Schools, as the STANDARD AUTHORITY IN THE
ORTMOGRAPHY AND PRONUNCIAtion of the English language.
Francis Gariner,.. Latin School. Henry Williams, Jr.,....... Winthrop School.
Thomas Sherwin, .Eng. High School. H. H. Lincoln, 2
W. H. Seavey

Isaac F. Shepard, s.

Sam'I L. Gould,

Josiah A. Stearns,

Samuel Swan,.


Jonathan Battles, } Samuel Barrett,


Joshua Bates, Jr.,.. .Brimmer John C. Dore,

James Hovey,
Charles Kimball,

Benjamin Drew,

A. Andrew's,...


George B. Hyde,
George Allen, Jr.

James A. Page,


J. D. Philbrick, Cornelius vaiker,} Wells

Quincy Reuben Swan,

Frederick Crafts,

Joseph Hale,

J. P. Averill,


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From the Principals of the Cambridge Public Schools.

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"Cambridge, Oct. 18th, 1862. Worcester's Dictionaries are used in our Schools, as the STANDARD AUTHORITY IN TAR ORTHOGRAPHY AND PRONUNCIATION of the English language. Elbridge Smith,

. Master of the Cambridge High School.
Benj. W. Roberts,.

Broadway Grammar School.
Aaron B. Magoun,

Harvard Grammar School.
Alvah C. Smith,..

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Muson Daniel Mansfield,

Washington Win. H. Ladd,

Shepard J. M. Lassell,

Putnam N. K. Noble,..




131 Washington Ster Boston

SCHOOL COMMITTEES and TEACHERS are respectfully invited to examine a NEW

Parley's First Book of History and Geography Combined.

The favor so unequivocally shown to the previous editions of this popular School Book has induced the Publishers to procure a complete revision, which brings it, both historicallv end geographically, up to the present time, so that it is confidently presented to Teachers and others concerned in the education of American youth, as in every respect the most suitable text-book to initiate pupils into a correct and practical acquaintance with all the important features, geographical and historical, of the great American Continent.

The Maps are numerous, (twenty-two in number,) and all colored; the Engravings, illustrative of Manners, Costumes, and interesting objects of Nature and Art, peculiar to the several Countries, are liberally interspersed. A Geographical Introduction precedes the History, and there is a complete Pronouncing Index at the end, besides many useful Tables.

The work has recently been introduced, by order of the several School Committees, into the Public Schools of Boston, Roxbury, Springfield, Salem, Lynn, Buffalo, &c. &c.


The attention of School Committees, Teachers, and friends of Education, is respectfully
invited to this newly revised and beautiful Work. To those who have examined and used
the old editions of Mr. Goodrich's History of the United States, it will be unnecessary to say
any thing in commendation of the work, for it is believed that no work upon this subject has
been so extensively circulated and used in Schools as this; but to those who have not, the
following description will be interesting. The Work is divided into periods, as follows:

1. An Account of the Discoveries.
2. Of Settlements.
3. The individual and separate History of the several Colonies, founded prior to the
“ French and Indian War." declared in 1756, is given to that period; and thence unitedly,
as their history then naturally blends together.

4. The French and Indian War.
5. The War of the Revolution.
6. The formation and establishment of the Federal Constitution.

The succeeding periods contain the History of the several administrations, commencing with that of George Washington, and ending with the present.

It also contains a retrospective view of the progress of the United States for the last half century, the Constitution of the United States, and the Declaration of Independence. Six Colored Maps, engraved upon Steel, have been inserted in the Work, to illustrate the events described.

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BY HUBBARD WINSLOW, A. M. This valuable book is designed for the use of Schools and for private reading, This work is highly recommended by Jared Sparks, D. D., President of Harvard College ; by Mark Hopkins, D. D., President of Williamstown College; by Simeon North, D.D. Presidert of Hamilton College ; by Thomas Sherwin, Principal of the English High School, Boston ; by Teachers of High' and other Schools where it has been used; by conductors of periodicals and editors of newspapers, who have noticed it favorably, and who all concur in recommending it in the highest terms. It has recently been introduced into the Higla School at Cambridge, Mass.

The Improvement of the Mind, by Isaac Watts, D. D. With Corrections,

Questions, and Supplement, by Joseph Emerson. Improved Edition. Probably no other work, upon the same subject, has been so highly and so justly approved, as this treatise of Watts, – no other upon which the hours of the reader and student have been so pleasantly and so usefully emplo, ed. And of all literary subjects, this seems to be the most important.

The Editor indulges the belief that this volume contains all the instructions upon education, of much importance, ever written by the excellent Watts. Or all human compositions, this is probably the most useful to the young, as soon as they can understand it.

The Editor of the Annals of Education says, “This work is one of the best guides to selfeducation ever published; prepared for the use of schools, by an able and experienced teacher."-Dr. Johnson long since wrote, ". Whoever has the care of instructing others, may be charged with deticiency in his duty if this work is not recommended.”—The Episcopal Watchman remarks, "A new edition of this very valuable work has just been published. The encomium of Dr. Johnson is well known; and among the thousands and tens of thousands, who have perused and reperused the work, we question whether a single reader ever felt disposed to impeach its justness." A correspondent observes, “Whoever

would possess a well balanced mind, and good habits of thought, must give his days and his nights to Watts on the Mind."



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The following SCHOOL BOOKS, many of them recently published, are, perhaps, the most popular Books, as a Series, ever issued. Teachers and friends of education are respectfully requested to examine the same, under the assurance that they are already preferred by a large body of intelligent educators,

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BULLIONS’S SERIES OF GRAMMARS-English, Latin, Greek; and the

ELEMENTARY CLAssics, consisting of Practical Lessons in English Grammar;
The Principles of English Grammar; An Analytical and Practical English
Grammar ; Exercises in Parsing ; (SPENCER’s) Latin Lessons ; Latin Grammar;
Latin Reader; Cæsar; Cicero; Sallust ; (COOPER's) Virgil ; First Lessons in

Greek; A Greek Grammar and Greek Reader.

in the Public Schools of Boston, Normal School at Bridgewater, seventy Acad


Exchange, Life Insurance, and Annuities. By J. B. DODD, A. M., President of Transylvania University. This last book has just been introduced into the Phillips Academy, Exeter, N. H., and in several other places in New England. COMSTOCK’S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, just revised and enlarged. COMSTOCK'S ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY, revised.

The Philosophy has been very greatly improved, and commands the admiration of teachers. BROCKLESBY'S METEOROLOGY, including Rain, Wind, Waterspouts, Hail,

Electricity, Aurora Borealis, &c., for High Schools. BROCKLESBY'S VIEWS OF THE MICROSCOPIC WORLD, one of the

most interesting books ever published, also for High Schools. OLNEY'S SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY AND ATLAS, with the late CENSUS;

a MAP OF THE WORLD, as known to the Ancients; and a MAP OF

THE PHYSICAL WORLD. OLNEYS QUARTO GEOGRAPHY, elegantly illustrated, including the Census

and Physical Geography. These Maps are just revised and engraved by Sherman & Smith, engravers for Government surveys. They contain all Railroads in operation, and other internal improvements, and are rapidly going into schools from which others had displaced hem. The STUDENT'S SPELLER, PRIMER, and READER, Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4.

No Books recently published have created a greater sensation among Teachers than the Student's Series. D. P. PAGE, formerly of Mass., when Principal of the New York State Normal School, said, of the system on which these readers are based, “ It is the best system I ever saw for teaching the first principles of Reading.

A complete assortment of School Books, besides the above Works, may be had of the Publishers,






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