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SELECTIONS FROM CRITICAL OPINIONS. “ We have never before seen Rhetorical Readings so well selected. M. M'Dowall's volume has been compiled with singularly good taste and judg. ment, gleaning from the whole range of English literature, ancient and modern and so mingling gaiety with gravity, poetry with prose, as to call forth by turns all the emotions, and to exercise every faculty. It is a capital School-book, and we confidently recommend it to all our readers who desire to practise them selves, their children, or their pupils, in the most useful, but most neglected art of reading aloud." - The Critic.
“The selection of passages from the best authors has been made with tasto and judgment. Old favourites, it is true, are made to give place to the writer of the day; and the volume is not composed in the usual proportion-one third Shakspeare, a second third shared between Pope, Dryden, and Milton, and the remainder to the Spectator, Rambler, Parliamentary Debates on the American War, the Revolution of '89, and the Slave Trade. On the contrary, Mr M‘Dowall has wisely introduced to his juvenile readers such modern authors as Hare, Carlyle, Alison, Dickens, Sydney Smith, Peel, Keates, Whately Robert Hall, Longfellow, Jerrold, Cobbett, OʻConnell, Basil Hall, &c. We hope to hear that his labours are appreciated."-Educational Times.
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NOTICES OF THE FIRST BOOK. “We commend this work as carrying out the new and engaging method of 3 teaching Geography; it has also the special merit of being carefully adapted to & the purposes of class teaching. We have no doubt that books of this descrip. tion are rapidly taking the place of works on Geography too long in use in our Schools. Mr Rhind states his conviction, that pupils of ten years of age are
pable of appreciating the subjects so admirably arranged in this little book; if so, Schoolmasters and Parents are negligent who withhold these improvements in school literature from their children. We include parents in this censure, because we know how often the teacher has to contend with obstacles from that quarter in the introduction of new books." - Educational Times.
“ Mr Rhind has furnished an excellent book, which will not fail to command the patronage of the better class of Schools. In this much-condensed production, there is a large amount of very important matter, and we can, with great confidence, recommend it as admirably adapted to promote its object."Christian Witness.
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