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WALKER, WISE, AND COMPANY,

245 WASHINGTON STREET,

BOSTON,

HAVE IN PRESS,

A New Book of great interest,

BY REV. WM. M. THAYER,

Author of “THE BOBBIN Boy,” “THE PRINTER Bor,” “POOR BOY AND

MERCHANT Prince,” etc.

It is a narrative of the early life, education, and training of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, and is entitled

The Pioneer Boy,

AND HOW HE BECAME

President

The well-known ability of the author in this difficult department of literature gives assurance that the forthcoming work will be of real interest and value.

He has devoted the leisure of two years in collecting his material from the relatives and early friends of his hero, and woven the results of his investigations and inquiries into a graceful narrative, which will be at once readable and helpful.

Every American Youth should study the career of

THE PIONEER BOY,

and learn how energy, industry, and bonesty overcome every obstacle to a useful

and honorable career.

THE EMPLOYMENTS OF WOMEN ; A CYCLOPÆDIA OF WOMAN'S WORK.

By VIRGINIA PENNY.

12mo. pp. 500. $1.50. This work contains five hundred and thirty-three articles, over five hundred of which are descriptions of the occupations in which women are or may be engaged; the effect of each on the health; the rate of wages paid for those carried on in the United States; a comparison in the price of male and female labor of the same kind; the length of time required to learn the business fully, and the time required to learn the part done by women; whether women are paid while learning; the qualifications needed ; the pros pect of future employment in each branch; and much other valuable information of like character. In addition are articles on unusual employments in England, France, the United States, and other countries; minor employments in the United States, England, and France.

“ Unlike most books that have been prepared for the purpose of extending the sphere of woman, Miss Penny's volume is of a thoroughly practical character. ..... The information is also well arranged; and the whole book is one of the many proofs that could be quoted of the ability of woman to engage with success in those pursuits which are supposed to be peculiarly the province of man." Boston Traveller.

IN PRESS.

THE RESULTS OF SLAVERY.
M. COCHIN ON THE UNITED STATES.

Being the complement of the
“RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION.”

Will be published with the least possible delay.

ALSO, A NEW VOLUME OF
THE SPECTACLE SERIES.

PEKIN.
WITH FIVE FULL-PAGE AND TWENTY-FIVE SMALLER ILLUSTRATIONS,

FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY NATIVE CHINESE ARTISTS.

WALKER, WISE, & CO.,

245 Washington Street, Boston.

117 Washington Street, Boston, 1863.

CROSBY AND NICHOLS'S Quarterly List of New Publications.

HUDSON'S SHAKESPEARE. SHAKESPEARE'S COMPLETE WORKS, the text carefully re

stored according to the first editions. With Introductions, Notes (original and selected), and a Life of the Poet, by the Rev. HENRY N. HUDSON, A. M. 11 vols.

16mo. Cloth. Steel portrait. This is the favorite edition of Shakespeare. The volume is of the most convenient size, the type large, the paper fine and beautifully printed.

Of the value of this edition the Boston Recorder says :

* Hudson's edition of Shakespeare, in eleven handsome 16mo volumes, is, in our judgment, the best complete edition to be found in any market, English or American. The text is carefully restored according to the first editions, there is an appreciative and discriminating introduction to each play, and a Life, – one of the most extensive and the best we have ever seen of the great author. There is also a valuable historical sketch of the drama before the time of Shakespeare.

“We have called attention to the prince of dramatists and to Hudson's edition, not so much for the benefit of the publishers, as that we might commend the works of the greatest uninspired writer that ever lived — for such we regard William Shakespeare - to young scholars, and to the reading public. In these days of many books, readers and buyers need to be select in their choice of authors. It is important that they spend their time and money, not at random, but wisely and judiciously, and it seems to us that every considerable collection of books should contain a good and why not the best ? - edition of Shakespeare. In regard to the high merits of Hudson's edition, there is a singular unanimity of opinion among critics and appreciating scholars."

Price, handsomely bound in cloth, one dollar per vol. In half calf or morocco, two dollars per volume.

THOUGHTS IN MY GARDEN. THOUGHTS IN MY GARDEN. By Mary G. WARE, Author of

“Elements of Character.” 16mo. Price, $ 1.00. CONTENTS. — The Dawning Day. — Faith Work and Love Work. - Elm Seeds. Weeds. — Squirrels. — Birds and other Things. — The Sowing of Seed. — About Seeds. - The Changing Seasons. — Autumn Leaves. – The Uses of Gardening. - The Household Garden. - Home Virtues. — Parental Duty. - Simple Pleasures. - Filial and Parental Love. — Disappointments. — Drought. — Insects and Worms. — The Power and Use of Circumstance.

CHANNING'S SELF-CULTURE. LECTURES on the Elevation of the Laboring Portion of the Community.

By Rev. WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING, D. D. With a Portrait and a Biographical

Sketch. 16mo. Price, 75 cents. A new and enlarged edition of one of the most valuable of Dr. Channing's Writings.

TWO NEW BOOKS FOR BOYS. I WILL BE A SOLDIER. By Mrs. L. C. TUTHILL, Author of “I

will be a Lady,” “I will be a Gentleman,” &c., &c., &c. Illustrated with engrav

ings. 16mo. Price, 60 cents. THE GORILLA HUNTERS. A Tale of the Wilds of Africa. By R.

M. BALLANTYNE, Author of "Dog Crusoe," " The Red Eric,” &c., &c., &c. Mlustrated with engravings. 16mo. Price, 75 cents.

IMPORTANT WORK FOR TEACHERS. THEORY AND ART OF PENMANSHIP. A Manual for Teach

ers, containing a full statement of Payson, Dunton, and Scribner's celebrated Method of Teaching; including Class-drill, Writing in Concert, Criticism and Correction of Errors, Hints towards awakening Interest, etc., etc. Together with a complete Analysis and Synthesis of Script Letters, as developed in their Series of WritingBooks. Illustrated with engravings. 16mo. Price, 75 cents. The System of Penmanship, by the authors of the above work, is well known throughout the Union as the most simple and practical, as well as the best adapted to the formation of a beautiful handwriting, of any yet published. This volume contains a full account of their plan of teaching, with other matter of great importance to teachers.

GYMNASTIC EXERCISES FOR SCHOOLS. MANUAL OF GYMNASTIC EXERCISES FOR SCHOOLS AND

FAMILIES. By SAMUEL W. Mason, Master of the Eliot School, Boston. Illus

trated with engravings. 16mo. Price, 25 cents. This little volume contains the results of the author's experience in his own school during the last two years. The interest excited by these exercises among the scholars, and also among teachers who have witnessed their exhibition under Mr. Mason's direction, has led to their publication in a cheap and attractive form.

The attention of all interested in education is requested to this little work.

MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE.

The New England Mutual Life Insurance Co.,

OFFICE, No. 39 STATE STREET, BOSTON, .
INSURES LIVES ON THE MUTUAL PRINCIPLE.

NET ACCUMULATION EXCEEDING $2,372,000,
And increasing, for the benefit of Members, present and future.

The whole safely and advantageously invested. The business conducted exclusively for the benefit of the persons insured. The greatest risk taken on a life, $ 15,000. Surplus distributed among the members every fifth year, from December 1, 1843 ; settled by cash or by addition to policy. The distribution of December, 1858, amounted to thirty-six per cent of the premium paid in the last five years. Premiums may be paid quarterly or semiannually, when desired, and amounts not too small.

Forms of application and pamphlets of the Company, and its Reports, to be had of its agents, or at the office of the Company, or forwarded by mail, if written for, post-paid.

WILLARD PHILLIPS, President. BENJAMIN F. STEVENS, Secretary.

WHEELER & WILSON'S Wedal Family Sewing Machine.

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The wide-spread reputation of this Machine is eminently due to its peculiar merits, which are acknowledged by the best judges to surpass all others in the requisites for family use. It has become a domestic institution, and is justly looked upon as a household economy. In all the finer qualities of family sewing, on silk, linen, cotton, and broadcloth, in hemming, stitching, quilting, gathering, and all the innumerable ends to which female needlework is applied, the

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No. 228 Washington Street, Corner of Summer Street, Boston.

J. E. ROOT, General Agent. N. B.- A liberal discount made to Clergymen.

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