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This excellent system of Penmanship, embraced in a series of twelve numbers, has recently been carefully and thoroughly revised, and the publishers are confident that it stirpasses every othor work of the kind, not only in the exeention, but also in the quality of the material used. They have been adopted in the Public Schools of Philadelphia, Baltiinore, Washington, Wilinington, Providence, New Haven, Newark, Albany, and many other large cities, as well as in many Normal Schools and Pri. vate Academies.

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To assist teachers in explaining the system of Penmanship, a series of writing charts, in six num bers, bas just been prepared. They present a complete classification of all the letters, with their principles. They a's printed on six sheets, and mounted on heavy card board, two sheets on each board.' Price, per set, $1.50.

POTTER & HAMMOND'S BOOK-KEEPING By SINGLE AND DOUBLE ENTRY, is thorough and PRACTICAL System, prepared by practical business men. It comprises five sets of books, which are engraved in the highest style of the art, furnishing perfect specimens of penmanship, and the best forms of making entries. A careful examination of these books will convince Teachers and School Officers of their peculiar merits, and will secure their general use in Public and Private Schools everywhere. This work is neatly bound in two parts, viz.. The Common School Edition, containing two sets of Single Entry, and one set of Double Entry, together with engraved matter in the same style as the Penmanship. The High School Edition is a continuation of the former, and contains two sets of Double Entry Book-keeping, and also a set of Commercial Calculations, and engraved forms of Notes, Drafts, &c., which will be fuund invaluable to the student. COMMON SCHOOL EDITION




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The SCHOOL PEN is manufactured by JOSEPH GILLOTT, of England, expressly for American Echools and Teachers. By The pen has no superior.

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“I have examined the new edition with sufficient care to perceive its excellent adaptation to the purposes of a Teacher. The elementary principles of the science are beautifully analyzed. atid illustrated with remarkable clearness and simplicity. The progress from the easy to the more vittienit combinations is so skilfully arranged that the knowledge of any one section is a sufficient preparation for the study of that which succeeds it."-Specimen copy sent by mail for 60c.


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The Publishers of the AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL MONTHLY would respectfully announce that they will soon begin the publication of a masterly paper on the “ Physical Geography and Productions of the United States,” by Professor Arnold Guyot. It will occupy a part of several numbers of the Monthly, and will be illustrated by beautiful and accurate miniature maps, furnished for this special purpose by the eminent publisher of Professor Guyot's works. We need not assure our readers that this series of articles will prove highly interesting and valuable to every intelligent person in the United States.

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VOL. I.–FEBRUARY, 1864.—NO. 2.





in the atmosphere of the palace. I shall

present to you your pupils." HEN Master Sebaltus arrived in view The Prince motioned; the two young

of the palace, the shades of night lads, one of fifteen years, the other of enveloped the city of Dresden, and the il- twelve, approached. Their demeanor was laminated entrance of the palace shone reserved and proud, and though their dress forth brilliantly in the darkness.

was plain, it was of good taste. Guided by the Chamberlain, Sebaltus “My sons," said the Elector, “this is passed through the sentinels, who present Mr. Spurdzer, the good and learned man ed arms; he ascended a large stone stair- whom I have chosen to finish your

educaway and entered a suite of apartments, at tion. My wish was that he have nothing the end of which was a grand drawing in coinmon with the others; here he room, where the Sovereign Elector and brings integrity, philosophic disinterestedpersons of his Court were assembled. ness, and domestic qualities, so rarely found

The bewilderment of our ex-schoolmas- now-a-days. You must respect Mr. Spurdter would have been much greater, if he zer as you respect me: he will be for you had not continued to believe that he was a second father, and by your regard reunder the influence of a dream. He place the sons whom he has left behind, to awoke, so to speak, but in the presence of devote himself entirely to the cultivation the Prince. The latter had waited impa- of your minds." tiently the arrival of the future preceptor, The two young Princes listened gravely and luis smile bespoke satisfaction when he to this little address; during which Sebalsaw Sebaltus enter. Nevertheless Sebaltus tus showed many signs of emotion. The cast a stolid look around him, and seemed elder answered in a respectful tone: ill at ease, until the Prince, taking pity on “My father, for us your wishes are law; the poor fellow's embarrassment, advanced be assured that we shall show the greatest à step or two, .extended his hand gracious- deference towards the illustrious and ly, and kindly said :

modest tutor whom you have selected for *Good evening, my dear Mr. Spurdzer. Do remember me?"

Spurdzer, though ignorant of the laws - Do I remember you, Mr. Hanz! par- of etiquette, understood that it was neces-your Highness

sary to compliment the Prince. ship"

“Sire," said he in his turn, "allow me " How, now, be not confused. I easily to assure you of the gratitude which my conceive that between your former humble zeal alone can equal, and I hope I shall life and the one you are about to lead there prove to your highness that your confiis a vast and sudden transition, but you dence has been safely placed.” will soon fall into court habits, nay, it will “Of this, I have no doubt," said the even seem to you that you have been born Elector, who added, half audibly, as he



don me

-your Lord


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