A Reply to Messrs; G. & C. Merriam's Attack Upon the Character of Dr. Worcester and His Dictionaries

A Reply to Messrs; G. & C. Merriam's Attack Upon the Character of Dr. Worcester and His Dictionaries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...where children are coustantly leaviug their seats to consult a Dictionary. They should be provided with a smaller work as a hand-book, to be consulted as occasion may require. In support of this opinion we quote the following extract from the Annual Report of the School Committee of Boston for 1851: Instances of mispronunciation also occurred; and, on calling for a Dictionary, none was at hand. A fine edition of Webster's large work lay on the master's table in another story, but, for all practical uses, where it was then wanted, it might as well have been in Texas. It is recommended that all the teachers be required to have Dictionaries in their several rooms. It is also proposed that all the younger upils be required to have Worcester's Primary Dictionary, and the more a vanced pupils his Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionar '. These books are very cheap, and for the price are the most valuable schoo books in the English language. The pupils of the first and second classes of all the grammar schools in Boston are now required, bya vote of the School Committee, to have a copy of V0r.Css'rs1i's DICTIONARY as a hand-book for daily use; and the following extract, from the Report of' the Annual Visiting Committee for 1853, will show with what success it is used: In some schools, Worcester's Comprehensive Dictionary was upon every pupil's desk, and tho dprompt replies showed the good use that had been made of it. We foun in one school a practice which we would recommend our teachers to pursue. In every reading lesson a sentence was given out for definition, and every word was defined in course by the class; and thus, all those little common words, such as;'f, with, in, as, &c., of...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822234
  • 9781236822239