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Will be published, early in 1848, uniform with the Sphere and Duties of Woman.
Third enlarged and improved edition, 1 vol. 12mo. 75 cents. LECTURES TO YOUNG MEN, ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE MIND, THE FORMATION OF
CHARACTER, AND THE CONDUCT OF LIFE.
BY GEORGE W. BURNAP, Author of Lectures on the Sphere and Duties of Woman, $c. &c. &c. In announcing a third edition of these popular lectures, it is deemed unnecessary to say any thing in the way of commendation; the high estimation in which Mr. Burnap's writings are held in this country, and in Europe, are the best evidence of their general utility. These lectures, having passed through two large editions in England, have taken rank as “ Standard American Literature," and are, according to the statements of the English press, destined to become a household book. For such as may not be acquainted with their general character, we select a few
Brief extracts from notices of the first editions. It is unnecessary for us now to enlarge on the literary merits of this gentleman, to refer to the estimate put on his former course of lectures, both in England and America, or to speak of the literary credit derived to Baltimore from his labors as an author.
We have already spoken of these things, and given copious extracts from the lectures themselves. In addition to this course, we hope,-a hope which we expressed some weeks since, and now repeat— to see a second edition of the former course," the lectures to young men.” This is necessary, to put a complete set into the hands of every admirer of them, and we trust the suggestion will not be lost.
Baltimore Sun. “Great books are great evils.” Mr. Burnap has acted up to this aphorism, and given to the public another admirable little book, brim full of practical utility. Every young man throughout the land, who has an education to learn, a profession to follow, or a character to form, may take up this volume with pleasure, and lay it down with profit. It contains many practical Jessons, much good advice, and many sound docuines ;—all forcibly put, affectionately urged, and eloquently argued.
Southern Lit. Messenger. Notice of second edition. Mr. Burnap has rendered a valuable service to his country, by explaining to her young men, in terms so clear and forcible, their capacities and moral resources,-their means of usefulness, and their powers of good. He has drawn a chart for the young, and laid down with great accuracy the quicksands and shoals which beset the path of youth. No young man who beeds at all the dictates of truth, or the lessons of experience, can read this book and fail to profit by the perusal. Parents and guardians should urge it on the attention of their sons and wards,
Southern Lit. Messenger. We can recommend no work to young men more strongly for their perusal in their leisure hours, which combines interest with usefulness, than the work before
Ñ. Y. Times & Star. These lectures, in a plain, common sense manner, point out to the young man the sure and only safe path to a prosperous and happy life, while they give with graphic truth, the inevitable ruin and desolation that follows the opposite one. We have read the work with a great deal of interest, and cheerfully recommend every young man to purchase a copy, and peruse it seriously and thonghtfully.
Boston Pilot. As the title implies, this work particularly addresses itself to young men just entering on the stage of life, to whom the author, in the form of lectures, offers some excellent advice, and in a way calculated to make a deep impression. We recommend it to their perusal with much confidence. N. Y. Cour. & Inquirer.
It is a book that every young man ought to read. N. Y. Sunday Mercury.
The subjects selected by the lecturer were not only calculated to excite the interest of his hearers, but eminently filled to instruct and benefit society. His lectures or essays all maintain a high' moral and intellectual tone, breathe a spirit of pure patriotism, and inculcate many valuable philosophic lessons.-Sat. Visiter.
JUST PUBLISHED AND FOR SALE BY J. MURPHY, PRINTER, PUBLISHER, BOOKSELLER & STATIONER, No. 178 Market street, Baltimore.
KERNEY'S COMPENDIUM OF HISTORY, Fourth stereotype edition, carefully revised, corrected and improved by the author,
1 vol. 12mo. 400 pages, full bound sheep, only 75 cts. A COMPENDIUM OF ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY, With QUESTIONS, adapted to the use of Schools and Academies ; also, an APPENDIX, containing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution
d States, a Biographical Sketch of Eminent Personages, with a Chronological Table of Remarkable Events, Discoveries, Improvements, etc., from the Creation to the year 1840. By M. J. KERNEY.
The liberal patronage extended to this work, and the increasing demands for it, have called for a fourth edition much sooner than was originally anticipated. This is, indeed, one of the best proofs of its merit. To those already acquainted with the work, the publisher would merely state, that it has been carefully revised by the author, and stereotyped, with new type, of a beautiful and bold face. The Questions have been arranged at the bottom of each page, and various other improvements have been made in this edition, which, it is believed, will add much to the value of the work, and render it still more convenient and useful. Besides being minutely correct in all its details, and possessing an easy, elevated and classical style, this work has other merits, that should recommend it to universal patronage. In point of arrangement, and in its general matter of contents, it is decidedly superior to any work of the kind; but that which should commend it to universal patronage, is the studied care with which the author has treated all subjects relating to religion. In this respect the Compendium is one of the very few works of its nature which may be read without offending, in the remotest degree, the religious sensibility of the reader.
Neither pains nor expense have been spared to make the work perfect in every respect, and to render it still more accessible to all classes, the price has been reduced to 75 cents per copy.
The publisher has the pleasure to announce that this work has been introduced into the Public Schools in the cities of Washington and Baltimore, and into several of the inost respectable Colleges and Academies in Maryland and the Southern and Western States; in addition to which, he begs leave to refer to the following recommendations, and brief extracts from notices.
RECOMMENDATIONS. The Compendium of History, by M. J. Kerney, has been in my possession several months, and, after a careful reading, I believe it to be a very useful book in the department of study to which it belongs. I take pleasure in recommending it to teachers.
J. N. M'JILTON, Chairman Central High School of Baltimore. August 3, 1846. To Mr. John MURPHY,
BALTIMORE, August 30, 1846. Dear Sir :-At a late meeting of the Book Committee of the Baltimoré Public Schools, it was resolved, that the “Compendium of History," by M. J. Kerney, be introduced into the Schools.
J. N. M'JILTON.
WASHINGTON CITY, Sent. 1, 1847, Dear Sir :--I have carefully examined « Kerney's Compendium of History," and “ Kerney's Abridgment of Murray's English Grammar." I have the pleasure to inform you that they have both been introduced into the Public Schools in our city. I take great pleasure in recommending them to the attention of Teachers.
J. F. CALLAN, Trustee Public School 2. To Mr. J. MURPHY, Publisher, Baltimore.
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Notices of Kerney's Compendium of History.
BALTIMORE, October 8, 1845. “Kerney's Compendium of History” condenses mucho matter in a small compass; and, as a school book, is calculated to interest and please the student; while it makes him master of the principal and most important facts of Ancient and Modern History. To speak of its merits comparatively, I think it equal, if not superior, 10 any of its kind within my knowledge.
Jos. H. CLARK, A. M. Having carefully perused the “ Compendium of Ancient und Modern History," by M. J. KERNEY, I feel no hesitation in stating it to be, in my opinion, one of the best arranged works for the use of schools and academies that I have seen. The biographical sketch of eminent men I consider judiciously arranged in a concise man ner, which can be easily comprehended by the pupil. JAMES SHANLEY, Principal of a Classical and Muthematical School, 59 Conway street, Balt.
EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE PRESS. We are not among those who think that either history or grammar can be tho roughly taught by abridgments; but since, in defiance of all that has been said against them, they still hold their place in all primary schools, it becomes a matter of serious importance to use a right judgment in the selection of them. Our leisure has not served us to enter into a very critical examination of Mr. Kerney's volume; but we have looked through it with some attention, and must coufess that we have been favorably impressed with its merits. In the History, more especially, where it is impossible to avoid the relation of facts touching various religious creeds, the compiler seems to have scrupulously refrained from any remark that could arouse sectarian prejudice-a faui in which too many of those who have given their labors to the compilation of school histories have been prone to in dulge. With regard to the “Questions” appended to each page of the volume, we cannot help thinking that they are better adapted to save labor to the teacher than to give facilities to the pupil ; they are common, however, to all school-books, and we should probably argue in vain against their utility.-National Intelligencer.
A very valuable school book.–Saturday Courier.
An excellent work for the instruction of youth, and from the early issue of a sec ond edition, it appears to have met with success. As the author professes, it is rather a compilation of the facts and remarkable incidents of Universal History arranged in a connected and entertaining form, than any effort at carefully composed narration. His style is well adapted to that end, being clear and comprehensive; and this, together with his accuracy in dates, forms the great merit of the work. In the classification of his subject, he has adopted the plan of treating of the history of each nation separately, unconnected with that of others, in preference to the system of giving a general view of contemporaneous events. To the new beginner, what is lost in general information is compensated by the minute and thorough knowledge acquired of the subject under study. As an elementary treatise, therefore, this work will, we should suppose, be, and deservedly so, a favorite' in our schools. The appendix of biographical notices of prominent individuals is an ori ginal and desirable addition to the book.–Balt. Patriot.
We noticed some months ago the first edition of this work, and are much gratified to find, from the speedy appearance of the second, that our anticipations of its complete success were not vain. The work has been, we feel authorised to say, much improved, and we not only cheerfully, but earnestly recommend to the favorable notice of tutors and directors of schools and academies.-St. Louis News Letter.
An excellent work for the instruction of youth, and from the early issue of a second edition, it appears to have met with success. As an elementary treatise, this work will, we should suppose, be, and deservedly so, a favorite in our schools. The appendix of biographical notices of prominent individuals is an original and desirable addition to the book.-Lutheran Observer.
It fills a place long vacant in our school books. Its style is good, plain and easy; it is well condensed, and the narrative correct and justy sustained.-Fred. Exam.
This is an exceedingly useful publication, as being introductory to the more general examination of history, biography, &c.—Clipper.
Mr. Kerney has done good service to the cause of education and general intell gence in preparing this valuable work. To the man of small leisure, no publication extant, is so well adapted. He will find here, in a condensed form, comprehensive glimpses of the most prominent events that have transpired from ages long gone by, to the present time. The author seems to have been very happy in the arrange
ment of events, presenting them in an unbroken series, and bringing them down to our own times. The work is, as far as a cursory view enables us to judge, free from a sectarian or partial bias. To add value to the “Compendium,” the author has judiciously caused to be comprised within its contents, the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence. It also contains a Chronological table of events, from the creation to the year 1840.- Odd Fellows Mirror.
We confess ourselves well pleased with this volume, and believe it is destined to find favor in the sphere for which the author has designed it. Its style is didactic and terse, and while agreeable to the cultivated intellect, is adapted to the humblest comprehension. The title of the book is a fair exponent of its contents, all the leading facts of ancient and modern history being briefly presented to the reader. The author, as he promises in his preface, is very sparing in his own comments, though we could wish, judging from the few specimens he has given us, that he had dealt them out a little more liberally. There is one characteristic of the work which pleases us above all others, and that is the studied care with which the author avoids all allusions and comments that might be in the slightest degree wounding to the religious sensibilities of members of any creed. This is a great desideratum in books designed for schools, as the evil of sectarianism, so manifest in most of our elementary class books, has been long and loudly complained of. Nothing can be more improper in schools where children of all denominations are mixed up than for tutors to use works of a sectarian character, or what is worse, text books which are made up of calumnies and palpaple falsehoods, insulting to the religious feelings of a portion of their pupils. We cannot but hope that this work will be acceptable to our citizens, because of its fitness for the objects for which the author designed it, because of its impartial character, and because it is the production of a worthy and intelligent member of our own community.-U. S. C. Mcgazine.
This very useful work was compiled for the use of schools and academies, and fully meets the wants it was intended to supply; we therefore shall not only adopt it in the schools under our own care, but recommend it as much as we can to others.- Pittsburg Catholic.
It is a work containing much useful information, and, as a school book, and for general historical reference, it will be found invaluable.–Balt. American.
A cursory examination of this volume has led us to form a very favorable opinion of its merits as a school book. We think that those engaged in the instruction of youth will find it a valuable assistant in the department of history.--Cath. Herald.
KERNEY'S MURRAY'S GRAMMAR. Fifth improved stereotype edition, revised by the author, one volume lemo.
reduced to fifteen cents. AN ABRIDGMENT OF MURRAY'S GRAMMAR AND EXERCISE. With QUESTIONS, adapted to the use of Schools and Academies; also, an
APPENDIX containing Rules aud Observations for Writing with Perspicuity and Accuracy. By M. J. KERNEY, Author of “Compendium of Ancient and Modern History.” This is decidedly the best Abridgment of the old Standard of Murray, now before the public. It embraces, in a narrow compass, all that is important or essential in the original work, besides several other useful additions: not found in these works. Its arrangement is well calculated to advance the pupil in the acquisition of grammatical knowledge. It has Exercises prefixed to each Chapter and Section throughout the work; also, to the Rules and Notes of Syntax, containing false Syntax. It embraces the entire Prosody, the Rules for Punctuation, and Exercises under them; the Rules for Spelling, and Exercises containing false Orthography; also, Questions at the bottom of each page, for the convenience both of teachers
pupils. This work has also been introduced into the Public Schools in the of Washington and Baltimore, and into several of the most respectable Colind Academies in Maryland, and the Southern and Western States. The her respectfully refers to the notices on the following page.
EXTRACTS FROM NOTICES OF THE Press. Mr. Kerney's Abridgment of it is just what it professes to be, and not a new superstructure upon an old foundation. Those who think Murray's the best of all grammars, therefore, will not hesitate much to think this the best of all abridgInents.-Nat. Intelligencer.
This abbreviation of the large and unwieldy volume of the Patriarch of Grammarians, has been effected without the omission of any important matter, and is presented to the public in a neat and convenient form. It also must find favor in schools.- Balt. Patriot.
We most cheerfully recommend this Grammar to the attention of the directors of schools.-St. Louis News Letter.
This grammar is an excellent abridgment of old Murray, long a favorite in the · schools.-Fred. Examiner.
On a cursory examination of this volume, it appears to be well adapted to the purposes for which it was designed, and worthy to be extensively introduced into schools and academies.- Baltimore Clipper.
We are very much pleased with this abridgment, and think the improvements Mr. Kerney has made, admirably calculated to accelerate the progress of the learner, and to lessen the labor of the teacher. We have a reverence for Murray's Grammar, which all the systems that have from time to time appeared, purporting to be improvements, have not been able to remove. We confess frankly, that we have seen nothing which so fully meets our views, as the good old fountain from which, whatever ideas we possess of the correct method of speaking and writing our mother tongue, were derived. The chief advantage which this claims over former editions of Murray's abridgment, is that Mr. Kerney has, by a system of abbreviation, combined all the facilities which the large edition of Murray hitherto presented; and obviated the want of clearness and adaptation to dull capacities-by reason of its conciseness-of the former “ Abridgment." The Grammar and Exercise, in the work before us, is combined, and to each chapter an exercise is adapted illustrative of the principle attempted to be made apparent. We feel great pleasure in commending the work to the favorable notice and patronage of teachers of youth.--Odd Fellous' Mirror.
We take particular pleasure in recommending this abridgment to the public. The notes and observations taken from the original are copious and well selected. In point of arrangement, it is superior to any other abridgment of Murray's Gram mar. It has exercises prefixed to each chapter and section throughout the work, also to the rules and notes of syntax. Thus, by combining the grammar and exercise, a very desirable improvement has been effected; the pupil, at every step of is progress, has a practical illustration of the principles inculcated. The questions at the bottom of each page, and at the end of each exercise, will give an increased value to the work, and will be found convenient to the teacher, and useful for the pupil. By their arrangement, and that of the exercises, much of that dryness which scholars usually experience, while committing to memory the rules and notes of grammar, will be removed; the study will become pleasing and interesting. Besides embracing in a narrow conipass all that is important or essential in the original grammar and exercise, this abridgment contains in its appendix several additional matters which will be found highly interesting and useful to the learner; such as the Art of Reasoning, Oratory, Elliptical Phrases, Popular Latin Phrases, with a literal English Translation.-U, S. C. Magazine,
This popular little work seems to contend for the palm of usefulness with Mr. Chandler's grammar, whieh we noticed a few months ago. The Presentation Brothers, who conduct St. Paul's School in this city, and who are good practical judges, as well as excellent teachers, prefer this abridgment, especially for the junior classes.--Pittsburg Catholic.
This little work appears to be exceedingly well suited to the use of the scholar who is about entering upon the study of the English language. It will, no doubt, prove an aid to the tutor, and, by its simplicity and explanatory style, be of great advantage to the pupil. --- Balt. American.
The general arrangement of Murray's Grammar is admitted to be the best extant. Mr. KERNEY has presented all that is truly valuable in any abridgment of Murray's that we have seen, and has made several valuable suggestions to instructors. The book cannot fail to meet with success among intelligent teachers. Methodist Prot.