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PUBLISHED BY JOHN W. PARKER.

Price 2s., a new Edition with additions,

FRENCH POETRY; with ENGLISH NOTES,

By the late L. T. VENTOUILLAC,

Professor of French Literature in King's College, London.

A BOOK of FRENCH POETRY for Children
has remained to this day a desideratum,
and to supply it, the Editor publishes
this little volume, in the hope that it will
be received as a well-meant effort on his
part to add one more to the useful class

of elementary books, and to render at the same time the study of his own language a means of instilling into the mind of the youthful reader the principles of good taste and sound morality.—Introduction.

REN

J

FRENCH

THE

SCHOOL

CLASSICS.

Edited and Abridged by MARIN DE LA VOYE,
French Master in the East India College at Addiscombe.

WHILE the necessity of introducing the
best standard French works into our
schools and families is universally ac-
knowledged, serious doubts are enter-
tained as to the propriety of placing the
writings of some among the French
authors in the hands of Christian youth.
In order to remove all difficulties on this
subject, the Editor has been induced to
undertake a careful Abridgment of such
works as are in most general use and he
has made it his object to extract from the
original every word and sentence relating
either to religion, politics, or philoso-
phical speculation, respecting which
Christian parents or teachers can have
the least difference of opinion.

A purified text of the best French Classical Works is, therefore, now offered for the use of young persons of both sexes, in a state which, it is trusted, will be found altogether unobjectionable. These editions have, further, the advantage, not only of presenting the respective narratives in a more condensed and unencumbered form, but also of bringing the several works into a much smaller compass. The Editor is aware that differences of opinion may exist on the latter point, but it is his conviction, founded on extensive experience, that for the purpose of acquiring a proper acquaintance with the best French literature, young persons should be furnished with as much variety as possible.

Of this series there are now published, uniformly bound in cloth,
and lettered:--

1. TELEMAQUE, par FENELON. Price 2s. 6d.

2. VOYAGES DE CYRUS, par le CHEVALIER RAMSAY. 2s.

3. BELISAIRE, par MARMONtel. Price 1s. 6d.

4. PIERRE LE GRAND, par VOLTAIRE. Price 2s.

5. CHARLES XII., par VOLTAIRE. Price 2s.

IN THE PRESS.

IL BLAS DE SANTILLANE; most carefully abridged, with an especial view to its use in Schools and Families. In one small Volume.

I

GIL

THE COMMITTEE OF GENERAL LITERATURE
AND EDUCATION,

AND FORMING PART OF THE

SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL CATALOGUE OF THE SOCIETY
FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

In Numbers, each one complete in itself, at FOURPENCE each, or in Volumes at
Two SHILLINGS (to be continued),

THE INSTRUCTOR;

OR

PROGRESSIVE LESSONS in GENERAL KNOWLEDGE :
A Series of Elementary Books, specially suited for Schools

and Families.

UNDER the general title of the INSTRUCTOR, is comprised a series of little books, by means of which Children may be led through a progressive course of Exercises in various branches of Elementary Knowledge. These books may be put into the hands of such children as can readily spell common words, and read easy lessons. The Instructor may, indeed, appear to be somewhat in advance of such scholars; but the object of the work is not only to furnish reading lessons, but also to carry

the pupil forward, to impart information, and to exercise the mind.

As the series advances, the subjects gradually rise, though, of course, care is taken to keep the lessons within the comprehension of the children for whom they are designed. And at the end of each lesson is a series of Questions for the purpose of exercising the reader.

The first Six Volumes, in Thirty-six Numbers, contain the following subjects.

VOLUME I. (or in Nos. 1 to 6.)

TALES, LESSONS, and CONVERSATIONS on Familiar
Subjects.

VOLUME II. (or in Nos. 7 to 12.)

The HOUSE. MATERIALS used in BUILDING. FURNI-
TURE. FOOD and CLOTHING.

VOLUME III. (or in Nos. 13 to 18.)

The UNIVERSE. The THREE KINGDOMS of NATURE.
The HUMAN FORM. LESSONS on HEALTH.

VOLUME IV. (or in Nos. 19 to 24.)

The CALENDAR; The Year, Months, Weeks, Days. The
SEASONS. APPEARANCES of NATURE. Winter, Spring,
Summer, Autumn.

VOLUME V. (or in Nos. 25 to 30.)

DESCRIPTIVE GEOGRAPHY: The various Divisions of the
World; their People and Productions; with MAPS.

VOLUME VI. (or in Nos. 31 to 36.)

First Volume-ANCIENT HIS

GENERAL HISTORY.

TORY.

LONDON: JOHN W. PARKER, PUBLISHER, WEST STRAND.

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