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A few copies are Coloured, Price Is. extra.

Price 2*., containing 120 beautiful Engravingt, THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON INSTRUCTOR.

Being a COMPANION to the READING BOOK: Designed for a more advanced class of Students, and consisting of Extracts from English Classical authors, from the earliest periods of English literature to the present day, with a copious Introductory Chapter upon the arts of Elocution and Composition. The latter includes examples of style chosen from the beauties of the best authors, and points out by similar examples the faults to be avoided by all who desire to become, not simply good readers and speakers, but elegant writers of their native language

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New Edition, with numerous Additions, by JOHN BARNETT ; demy 4to, neatly bound in cloth, with

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To read and speak with elegance and ease,
Are arts polite that never fail to please ;
Yet in those arts how very few excel!
Ten thousand men may read—not one read well.
Though all mankind are speakers in a sense,
How few can soar to heights of eloquence !
The sweet melodious singer trills her lays,
And listening crowds go frantic in her praise j
But he who reads or speaks with feeling true,
Charms and delights, instructs, and moves us too.—Bkowhe.

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It has not been thought necessary to prefix to the present

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