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DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY BOOKS
USED IN THE
COMPILED AND ARRANGED BY THE
REV. FREDERIC IREMONGER, A.M. F.L.S.
LATE SECRETARY TO THE HAMPSHIRE SOCIETY FOR THE
EDUCATION OF THE POOR.
THE FIFTH EDITION.
PRINTED FOR C. & J. RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHORCH-YARD,
In the following Compilation the Editor begs to acknowledge the assistance afforded him by the Rev. W. Whitear, the Rev. T. Bowdler, and the Rev. C. Pilkington, who have been long actively and practically engaged in carrying into effect the excellent designs of the National Society for the Education of the Poor. The want of such a manual has been strongly felt within their respective spheres of action, and many co-adjutors in the same cause have expressed their conviction of the utility of a publication of this description, particularly for Schools in smaller towns and country villages.
It should be fully understood, that the work is intended for the use of Masters and Teachers only; and it is admitted, that where the Visitors are constant in their attendance, and active in their exertions, the use of Printed Questions, for the Elementary Books, may be rendered unnecessary; still however it is to be feared that, in very many Schools, the admirable plan of questioning, so well calculated to call forth the attention and understanding of the Children, and thereby to fix permanently in their minds the instruction imparted to them, is at pre