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INTERSPERSED WITH SOME

Historical, Biographical, Chronological, Mytholo-
gical, and Mifcellaneous Information;

ON A NEW PLAN:

DESIGNED

FOR THE USE OF YOUNG LADIES.
By WILLIAM BUTLER,

Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography, in Ladies'
Schools, and in'Private Families.'

Ere half the School-Authors are read. it will be seafonable for Youth to
learn the Use of the Globes.—Milton.

History is particularly proper for the Study of Young Ladies. English Bio-
graphy I strongly recommend. A little Chronology will be highly useful.
Mythology is necessary to throw a light on the ancient writers. Dr. Knox.

Thataking a Taste of every Sort of Knowledge is necessary to form the
Hind. and is the only way to give the Understanding its due Improve-
ment to the full Extent of its Capacity.—Locke.

THE THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

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PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
* BY S. COUCHMAN, THROGMORTON-STREET J

And Sold By

I. Mawmak, In Thepoultry; I. Harris, Cornf.r Of St. Paul's
Church-yard; And T. Conder, Bucklersbury.

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PREFACE

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

E fubfequent little Work having been originally compiled, and being still chiefly intended, for private ufe, it is almost unnecessary to assign the motive's for its publication; but, as it may possibly be afked, why I have augmented the number of books on thif fubject, fome reafonf fhall be stated.

I had been taught by long experience, that much general information might be communicated to my pupils through the channel of my professional occupation, as a teacher of Writing and of Arithmetic; and this, indeed, if a circumstance which I have already A 2 explained explained at fothe length in the prefaces to An Introduction To ArithmeTic, and to A Collection Of ArithMetical Questions, which were publifhed fome time since. That another branch of my stated employment might be made fubfervient to the fame benesicial purpofes, did in confequence occur to me; I accordingly drew up a part of the following fmall Manual, and foon had the pleafure of sinding that it persectly anfwered my preconceived ideas on the fubject. It not only increafed the pupil's stock of knowledge, but, by its diverfity, rendered the ufe of the globes one of the most delightful juvenile studies. To accelerate the advancement of the fcholar, and relieve myfelf from the toil of frequent tranfcription, I then determined to make a few additions to what I had at sirst written, and commit the whole to the prefs, though I still retained my primary intention of consining its fale almost entirely to my own immediate connexions. On this account, fuch a number only has been printed as would, it might be rationally apprehended, be adequate to this purpofe.' Should the partiality of friendfhip,

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or or the utility of the work, obtain for it fomewhat of a general circulation, a future edition shall contain a fusficient number of copies to anfwer all demands.

As this Compendium may perhaps fall into the hands of perfons little accustomed to this pleasing department of instruction, I may, without impropriety, obferve, that the pupils, beside working each problem agreeably to the rule attached to it, fhould be delired, when it contains places, concifely to state fuch particulars relating to them as are to be found in a -well-felected Gazetteer, together with fuch anecdotes from biography, and fuch facts from natural history and the annals of nations, as the instructor has been accustomed to deliver in the courfe of his geographical lectures. Thus may be acquired an .extensive knowledge of places, and of their relative fituations, with refpect to London and to each other, and a promptitude in difcovering them on the globe; important attainments, of which youngperfons can rarely be faid to be possessed.

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