The Metropolitan Third Reader

The Metropolitan Third Reader : Carefully Arranged, in Prose and Verse, for the Use of Schools (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Metropolitan Third Reader: Carefully Arranged, in Prose and Verse, for the Use of Schools Instructions in natural history or natural science, as chemistry, mineralogy, geology, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, or bugs, may be very interesting, but they form no part of education, and tend far more to materialize the mind than to elevate it to God, and to store it with moral and religious_ principles, which may one day fructify, and form a character of moral and true religious worth. A book may contain much useful instruction on nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, par ticiples, and other parts of speech, very proper in a grammar-book, but quite out of place in a, reading book; but all these lessons belong'to the department of special instruction, and either have no bearing on education preper, or tend to give to education a dry, utilitarian, and materialistic character. The' aim of the reading-book is not instruction, save in the single art of reading, but education, the development or cultivation in the mind and in the heart of those great principles which are the basis of all religion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243321589
  • 9780243321582