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CHAPTER III.

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Didactic Pieces.

Page Sect. 1. The vanity of wealth, . . . . 244 2. Nothing formed in vain .

244 3. On pride, .

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: : : : 245. 4. Cruelty to brutes censured,

246 5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th

chapter of Matthew, . . . . 247 6. The death of a good man a strong incentive

to virtue, . . . . . . 248 7. Reflections on a future state, from a review

of winter, . . . . . . . 249 8. Adam's advice to Eve, to avoid temptation, 250 9. On procrastination, . . . . 251 10. That philosophy, which stops at secondary

causes, reproved, . . . . 253 11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudices

and hatred ; and on slavery, . . 254

CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive Pieces.

Sect. 1. The morning in summer,

. . . 256 2. Rural sounds, as well as rural sights, de

Sohrs. de lighiful, . .

. . . . 257 3. The rose, . . . . . . 258 4 Care of birds for their young, , · 259 5. Liberty and slavery contrasted, . . 260. 6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chapter

of the First E stle to the Corinthians, 261 7. Picture of a good man, . . . . 26% 8. The pleasures of etirement, .. . .264 9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well-directed imagination, . . 266

CHAPTER V.

Pathetic Pieces. Sect. 1. The hermit, . :.

. 268

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• 269

Sect. 2. The beggar's petition, 3. Unhappy close of life,

271 4. Elegy to pily, .

. 272 5. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander

Selkirk, during his solitary abode in the

island of Juan Fernandez, . .. 6. Gratitude, . . . .

. 275 7. A.man perishing in the snow ; from whence

reflections are raised on the miseries of life, 276 8. A morning hymn, . . .

. 279

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SECT. 1. Ode to Content, . . . . . 28.1

2. The shepherd and the philosopher,. . 283
3. The road to happiness open to all men, .285
4. The goodness of Providence, . . 286
5. The Creator's works attest his greatness, 287
6. Address to the Deity, . . . . 288
Ž. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed, 289
8. The fire-side,
9. Providence vindicated in the present state of
man, . . . .

• 294 10. Selfishness reproved, . .: 295 11. Huinan frailty, · · · · · 296 12. Ode to Peace, . .

. 247 15. Orie 10 Adversity, .

298 14. The creation required to praise its Author, 300 15. The universal prayer, · · ·

S02 16. Conscience, . .

. . 304 17. On an infant, .

• 305 18. The cuckoo, . .

• 305 19. Day A pastoral in three parts, . . 306 20. The order of Nature, .

• 310 21. Hymn composed during sickness, . . 312 22. Hymn, on a review of the seasons, . . 313 23. On solitude, . . .

. 315

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872 900 12. The Power of Religion on the Mind, 13th do. I 0010

*** The Proprietors of Lindley Murray's works, think it is no small recommendation of them, that the whole of these valuable publications, from “ The First Book for Children," to " the Pow.. er of Religion on the Mind," may be properly considered, as forma ing a little code of important elementary instruction. They are ftrictly subservient to one another, and most intimately connected. Their peculiar and acknowledged excellence is, that in every part of them, the purest principles of piety and virtue, are happily blen-ded with the elements of literature. They may, therefore, with the greatest confidence, be put into the hands of young persons, as books which (to use the language of a Reviewer respecting them) " will eminently conduce to pure religion and morality, and to the acquisition of a correct and elegant style.”

The following extract of a letter from LINDLEY MUR.

Rar will shew his opinion of the nerits of COLLINS
Co.'s editions of his works.

“ I am much indebted to Collins E Co. for the neat and correct manner in which they reprint my publications; and for their care and exertions to exhibit the books AS THEY WERE PUBLISHED) BY THE AUTHOR, and especially with his latest improvements.

fhall make it a point to communicate to them from time to time, and as early as poflible, copies of all the new and improved editions of the books. It affords me a peculiar gratification to perceive that my publications are so extensively diffused over my native country.”

and degrees of petruction of youth,

London Reviews on to the

« The plan of this work is highly commendable, and the execution is good. We are particularly pleased with the Compiler's having avoided every sentiment, that might gratify a corrupt mind, or, in the least degree, offend the eye or ear of Innocence.”

Gentleman's Magazine, February, 1799. “There is very considerable merit in this conipilation, the contents of which are pretty equally made up of the agreeable and the useful. We do not fear discrediting our judgment, by recommending to all fects and degrees of people this portable volunie; which, though professedly compiled for the instruction of youth, will not be found unuseful to pero fons of riper years." - New London Review, July, 1799.

“ This work may be recommended as a useful companion to the young of both sexes."

Critical Revieto, July, 1799. “ We have formerly mentioned, with praise, “ English Exercises," by this Author. The present publication is well adapted for the use of young persons. The selections are made with good tastc; and with a view to moral and religious improvement, as well as mere entertaina ment."

British Critic, April, 1800. " Instead of attempting to display the merits of this useful and pleasing work, by remarks of our own, we shall transcribe the author's Preface; which shows that he was actuated by superior motives, which do him honour, &c." The ends proposed by this respectable author, have, we hope, been accomplished to his utmost wish; for public apa probation has crowned his labours.”

Guardian of Education, July, 1803.

Of Collins & Co, may also be had

THE LATEST EDITIONS
Of all the other works of the same author, namely:

INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH READER. “ Animated by the favourable reception of the “ English Reader," Mr. Murray here pursues the same object; and has not only compiled a judicious and well-arranged supplement for the higher claffes of learners, (The Sequel to the English Reader,) but in order to complete his under. taking, has prepared an introduction to it, for the younger classes. We have no doubt that the public will be pleased with the additions, to both the fronts of the original building. The whole is truly useíul and well arranged."

Monthly Review, August, 1801. SEQUEL TO THE ENGLISH READER. “ We have already borne our testimony to the high merit of Mr. Murray, as an acure grammarian, and as blending in his various works, with w..common happiness, a delicate and correct taste both in litera-.

us.

ture and morals. We are pleased, though not surprised, to fee that the public has demanded a new edition of the respectable work now before

Annual Review, 1804. .." We regard, as a very valuable improvement, the biographical and eritical Appendix, introduced into this edition of the “ Sequel to the English Reader” This compilation appears more free from objectionable passages, and better adapted to the improvement of youth, than any other of the kind which we have seen.”

Ecle&tic Review, June, 1805. “We have no hesitation in recommending this selection, as the best of its kind.”

Critical Review, May, 1805. The PoweR OF RELIGION ON THE MIND. “ This work, which has been long and justly admired, has, in the last edition, received many alterations and improvements; and, in its present enlarged state, forms, in our opinion, one of the best books that can be put into the hands of young people. The subject is grave and important; but Mr. Murray has rendered it highly interesting and engaging, by a judicious selection of anecdotes and examples; which, by the intermixture of pious reflections, he teaches the reader to apply to his own benefit.”

Guardian of Education, Augufl, 1803. INTRODUCTION AU LECTEUR FRANÇOIS. * This little Volume, which is designed for the use of persons who have just begun to learn the French language, is composed of extracts from French writers of reputation, who are distinguished by the propriety and usefulness of their sentiments. Mr. Murray has exercised his usual caution and judgment in these selections: and his explanations, in the Appendix, of the idiomatical expressions and difficult phrases, which occur in the extracts, are well calculated to simplify, and consequently to facilitate, the study of the language.

Anti-jacobin Review, April, 1807.. ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ABRIDGMENT OF MURRAY'S GRAMMAR.

ENGLISH EXERCISES. A KEY TO THE EXERCISES. The Tenth edition,

much improved, with a copious INDEX to the. Grammar, Exercises, and Key. “Mr. Murray's Grammar, Exercises, and Key to the Exercises, form altogether, by far the most complete and judicious analysis of the English language, that has hitherto been published. The rules for composition are excellent ; the examples are selected with taste and judgment; and the execution of the whole displays an unusual degree of critical acuteness and sagacity.”

Annual Review, 1802a

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