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Ollendorff plan; the second part is devoted to familiar conversations in German, models of letters, forms of business, and selections from German literature; the third part is a compend of German grammar; the fourth part gives tables of German moneys, weights and measures, abbreviations, proper names, and a vocabulary. This statement of the plan of the book gives but little idea of its fulness, or its philosophical method. It is in every respect a superior work. We commend it to all interested in the study of the German language. The Harpers may safely challenge the publishers of German text-books to show a better specimen of typography.

MAGAZINES.

interest. The literary ability and progressive spirit of those connected with it assured it a host of readers. It has been well received even by those not in sympathy with its general purpose. Those liberally inclined, who are not afraid to face a little of the “new” while they enjoy the “old,” will find it instructive and inspiring reading. It is edited by Rev. E. E. Hale, and has for contributors many of the best writers in the country. The January number contains articles by Harriet B. Stowe, Julia Ward Howe, Hannah E. Lunt, Henry W. Bellows, W. T. Brigham, Robert Collyer, Sidney Andrews, R. W. Emerson, Frederic Ingham, George Littleless, J. B. Torricelli, and James Walker. It is published by H. 0. Houghton & Co., 135 Washington street, Boston, at five dollars per annum. THE ACADEMY. A monthly record of Literature, Science and Art. NATURE. A weekly illustrated Journal of Science.

Two English periodicals which made their first appearance towards the close of last year. The former is more devoted to literary criticism and knowledge of books; the latter to whatever relates to science. The January number of the Academy has articles under the heads of “General Literature and Art," " Theology,” “Science and Philosophy,” “Geography and History," " Oriental Philology,” and “ Classical Philology. The last number of Nature has " A Deduction from Darwin's Theory,” “ The State Telegraphs," “ The Gold Fields of Victoria, ” “ Oliver's Indian Botany," " A Plea for the Mathematician,” “Whence come Meteorites?" and various shorter articles.

They may be obtained of CROSBY & DAMRELL, 100 Washington street, Boston. The Academy at $3.00 per annum; Nature at $5.00.

Messrs. Crosby & Damrell's counters always present a tempting display of periodical literature.

GOOD WORDS. Edited by Norman Macleod, D.D. A monthly magazine pub

lished at Philadelphia by J. B. Lippincott & Co., at $2.75 per annum.

A reprint of one of the most popular English magazines. It is the organ of no sect or party, but affords a large amount of good wholesome reading for everybody. Two serial stories commence with the January number. The other articles are “Days in North India,” “ A Visit to the Country of the Vaudois," “ The Christianity of the Present and of the Future," "Our work

ing People and how they Live,” etc. No magazine has a better corps of writers.

Vick's ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE and Floral Guide for 1870 has been received. It is full of valuable information for the florist and gardener, and will be sent by mail to any one applying for it, for ten cents, not one-half its cost. Address James Vick, Rochester, N. Y.

THE MANUFACTURER AND BUILDER is published monthly at New York by Western & Company, at $1.50 per annum. It is devoted to the interests of industrial progress.

THE NORMAL OFFERING is well known to Bridgewater Normal graduates. It has regularly made its appearance in manuscript for some years; and now for the first time appears in print. If the publication is continued we must ask an exchange. It is full of good things, even has a kind word for our own journal. By the way, Mr. and Mrs. Editors, why not send some of your surplus life in this direction? The last item can be appreciated by those wbo know the excellent Principal of the Bridgewater school.

“Why is Bridgewater one of the best places in the world for boys? Because it has one of the best Boy-dens.” .

OLIVER OPTIC'S MAGAZINE. Monthly Part. In addition to their weekly issue, Lee & Shepard will now issue this popular magazine in monthly parts. The January part is before us. It has a handsome cover, and makes a fine appearance. “Our boys and girls" can have their choice, weekly or monthly. $2.50 per annum.

AMERICAN NATURALIST. A popular illustrated magazine of Natural History. This periodical will commence its fourth volume with the March number. It will be enlarged eight pages, and will be of the same general character as heretofore. It ought to be very widely circulated, for it is doing excellent service in popularizing natural science. Edited by A. S. Packard, jr., A. Hyatt, E. S. Morse, and F. W. Putman. Published by the Peabody Academy of Scienee, Salem. Terms, $4.00 a year.

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL. In quarto form. Published weekly at Boston and Chicago. Edited by Mary A. Livermore, Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, and T. W. Higginson. These names are a sufficient guarantee that it will be ably conducted. It will be devoted to the interests of woman, to her Educational, Industrial, Legal and Political equality, and especially to her right of suffrage. Office, 3 Tremont place, Boston. Terms : $3.00 a year.

NOTICES. Subscribers wishing to discontinue the Teacher (of course there are but few such), are requested to write to that effect, giving post-office address. It is not enough to return the number sent, as we can seldom ascertain from what place it came.

The postage on manuscript for the printer, if sent in an unsealed envelope, is the same as on printed matter, namely, tuo cents.

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THE FIFTH READER

Contains an ORIGINAL ELOCUTIONARY INTRODUCTION of an eminently concise and practical character, treating in a thorough manner those vital principles which are essential to successful instruction.

The selections comprise the best elocutionary pieces which Literature affords.

In the other Numbers of the Series the subject of Elocutionary Drill is prominently and appropriately treated, and the Reading Exercises are selected with especial reference to their adaptedness for Elocutionary Practice.

PATRIOTIC PIECES, embracing the noblest sentiments of modern statesmen and authors, are included, to inspire a devoted spirit of patriotism, an intelligent faith in our republican system, and a renewed confidence in our purified institutions.

SARGENT'S ORIGINAL DIALOGUES. $1.50.

A handsome large duodecimo of 336 pages, with a fine portrait of the author, engraved on steel, and wood-cuts representing appropriate attitudes in dialogue delivery. Copies sent, post paid, on receipt of price.

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Madvig's Latin Grammar. By THOMAS A. THACHER, Yale College. Just issued. The most valuable treatise on the language yet published. Price, .To teachers, post paid, .

Latin Primer: a First Book of Latin for Boys and Girls. By J. H. ALLEN. PART I., containing an outline of Grammar in thirty progressive lessons; illustrated by easy narrative (History Sacred). PART II., consisting of Dialogues (Latin and English), and selections for Reading, with Vocabulary; about 150 pages.

Allen's Latin Grammar. By W.F. & J. H. ALLEN. $1.25. Recommended by Har-
vard College as indicating the amount required for admission.
Allen's Latin Lessons. $1.25.
Allen's Latin Lexicon (complete). $1.25.
Allen's Latin Composition (to be issued in May).

A LLEN'S LATIN COURSE is used in whole or in part in most of the best High Schools in Massachusetts, and is rapidly being introduced into the South and West.

Crask's English of Shakespeare. $1.75. By W. J. ROLFE.

From the Harvard Catalogue for 1869-70; “ For 1870 students may prepare themselves in CRAIK'S ENGLISH OF SHAKESPEARE, or in Milton's Comus."

Our World; or, First Lessons in Geography. Revised edition, with new maps. By MARY L. HALL. 90c. “ Just the right kind of a book for children.” – Mrs. Horace Mann.

LOWELL, Dec. 28, 1869. “OUR WORLD” was unanimously adopted last night.

Rev. 0. STREET, Chairman of Committee.

Our World, Number II. ; or Grammar School Geography. By MARY L. HALL. (In

press.)

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STATE NORMAL SCHOOLS.

The Normal Schools at Framingham and Salem are designed for the education of female teachers; those at Bridgewater and Westfield, for the education of teachers of both sexes.

The course of study commonly occupies two years, or four terms, each term including nineteen weeks of school time and one week of recess. The course for college graduates is completed in one term. A person of marked ability and extraordinary acquirements may obtain a degree, in any one of the schools, in three-fourths, or even one-half of the time usually required.

To those who intend to teach in the public schools of Massachusetts, wherever they have previously resided, tuition is free; and to pupils from this State, pecuniary aid is given, when needed. Most of the text-books required are furnished gratuitously from the libraries of the

THE PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS will take place as follows:

At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1869, and July 6, 1869.
At SALEM, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 1869, and July 8, 1869.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1869, and July 13, 1869.
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1869, and July 15, 1869.

THE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADMISSION will take place as follows:

At FRAMINGHAM, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1869, and Aug. 31, 1869.
At SALEM, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 1869, and Sept. 2, 1869.
At BRIDGEWATER, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1869, and Sept. 7, 1869,
At WESTFIELD, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1869, and Sept. 9, 1869.

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