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BY THE Rev. J. GOLDSMITH,
AND TO BE HAD OF ALL BOOKSELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY.
Price 8s. Od. bound.
WORKS OF THE REV. J. GOLDSMITH.
1. POPULAR ILLUSTRATIONS OF GEOGRAPHY, consisting of Anecdotes of Countries and People, rendered attractive by Seventy Engravings, price 15s. bound.
2. GEOGRAPHICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL COPY-BOOKS, Parts I. and II. of a DEMY SIZE, price 3s. (d. each.
3. AN ATLAS corresponding, price 6s. plain, and 86. coloured.
4. GEOGRAPHICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL COPY-BOOKŠ, Parts I. and 11. of a LARGE ROYAL SIZE, price 5s. 6d. each.
5. AN ATLAS to correspond, containing 'Thirty Problems on Maps, with the fullest Tables of Latitude and Longitude extant, price 128.-plain, and 14s. coloured.
6. BRITISH GEOGRAPHY, or the Geography of the British Empire in all parts of the World, with One Hundred and Ten Views and several Maps, price 5s. 6d.
7. A BIOGRAPHICAL CLASS-BOOK, OR FIVE HUNDRED LIVES OF EMINENT PERSONS, FROM HOMER to SIR JOSEPH BANKS; in Three Hundred and Sixty Five Lessons, with One Hundred and Fifty Portraits, price 7s."
THE Author of “ Popular Illustrations of Geography," has been persuaded by some experienced Schoolmasters, to print, in a separate form, an Elementary Work, as an introductory Grammar to that pleasing and important branch of knowledge.
With this suggestion he has cheerfully complied : and now prints such a brief Synopsis of Geography, as has long been wanted by Tutors; and which, united to the popular and fascinating contents of his larger Work, and the use of his Copy-Books, will, he believes, form the completeșt system of Geography for the Use of Schools ever published.
The Author has annexed to this Grammar a great number of plain Questions without answers, with a view to exercise the ingenuity, the invention, and the memory, of the pupil; all of which are answered in The Tutor's Key, for the ease and con. venience of Teachers. He continues also to lay the same stress as heretofore on the importance of copying Maps, and working Problems on Maps, as the only means by which a knowledge of Geography can be perfected.
Several of the Maps contained in the larger Work, are given also in this Compendium ; for, though they add to the expense, nothing can be more absurd than to attempt to teach Geography without constant references to them. A proper mode of fami. liarising very young pupils with an idea of the meaning and intention of Maps, is to lay before them a Plan or Map of the District in which they reside.
Another addition to this Grammar, the utility of which will be felt by every Tutor, is the Alphabetical Table of Proper Names, in which, for the first time, an attempt has been made to fix the pronunciation of the names of places and countries. Such a guide to pronunciation has not hitherto existed in our language ; and the want of it has tended considerably to impede the study of Geography.
The proper mode of using this little book to advantage, will, it is apprehended, be to direct the pupil to commit the whole
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