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ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES.
SIXTH ECLECTIC READER:
INTRODUCTORY RULES AND EXAMPLES.
BY WM. H. MCGUFFEY, LL.D.
NEW YORK: CLARK & MAYNARD.
HARVAFO COLI 11TARY
By exchange from
The widely-extended approval and patronage bestowed upon the ECLECTIC EDUCATIONAL SERIES for several years past, have given to them a constantly increasing demand. Their sale is not equaled by any other similar School-Books in the United States.
Such approval renders it the duty and PRIVILEGE of the Publishers to sustain and increase their usefulness, by such improvements as are demanded by judicious educational progress. With that view,
McGUFFEY'S ECLECTIC READERS
Have been entirely remodeled. Such lessons as discriminating practical teachers had found the least interesting, have been removed, and others, with large additions—especially of primary matter-have been introduced into the Series.
A careful attention to progression, by which the learner is led forward, step by step, along an easy gradation; a pure moral and religious sentiment, inculcated in interesting and instructive lessons; a neat typograply and handsome style of publication, render them the best class books for reading in the English langnage, and, at their very low prices, the cheapest.
To secure accuracy in those who order books, these volumes, six in number, are entitled
McGUFFEY'S NEW ECLECTIC READERS, That they may not be confounded with the former editions, which are still continued in publication.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by W. B. SMITH, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the U. S. for the Southern District of Ohio.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
SARGENT, WILSON & HINKLE In the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the
Southern District of Ohio.
LOVEJOY & Son, Electrotypers, and Stereotypers, 15 Vandewater Street, N. Y,
This book is presented to the public as the SIXTA in the remodeled series of Eclectic Readers.
As it is designed for advanced pupils, most of the means adopted in the other volumes for aiding the learner, such as Questions, Spelling, &c., are here dispensed with, and the student is left to his own judgment.
The PrinciPLES of ELOCUTION, in the introductory article, are explained and illustrated in a more extended, systematic, and complete form, than in the preceding volumes.
The READING EXERCISES, as far as to page 204, are especially adapted to illustrate the principles explained in the introductory treatise. For example, the first five lessons are selected for their especial adaptation to practice in Articulation, although it must be borne in mind that every word in every lesson is an exercise in Articulation.
The INFLECTIONS are illustrated, and a guide to their proper use furnished, by an appropriate notation in most of the Reading Exercises as far as the 73d, on page 204. Among them, some are, also, adapted to exemplify emphasis, some, the reading of poetry, and others are appropriate to practice in cultivating the voice, in its high, low, or medium tones.
From the 74th Exercise onward, rhetorical notation is dispensed with, the learner being left to his own judgment, except such aid as the teacher may think proper occasionally to give, it being supposed that, in the several volumes of this series, all, that could be profitably contained in books, has been furnished.
In the preparation of this work, free use has been made of the writings of standard authors upon Elocution, such as Walker, McCulloch, Sheridan Knowles, Ewing, Pinnock, Scott, Bell, Graham, Mylins, Wood, Rush, and many others.
In the selection of articles for Reading Exercises, great care has been taken to present variety of style and subject, to attract by interest of matter, to elevate by purity and delicacy of sentiment, and especially to furnish the mind with valuable information, and to influence the heart by sound moral and religious instruction.
Considerable liberty has been taken with the articles selected, in order to adapt them to the especial purpose for which they are here designed. Much change and remodeling have been necessary. The lessons are therefore credited as taken "from" the author named