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SELECTED FROM THE BEST WRITERS.
. of piety and virtue. WITH A FEW PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRINCI
PLES OF GOOD READING.
IMPROVED BY THE ADDITION OF À
ed in this work.
TO THE PRINCIPLES OF
.. tions, are numbered with figures of reference.
VOCABULARY, IS PREFIXED TO THIS WORK.
Words can have no definitive idea attached to them when by themselves ; it is the situation and tract in a sentence which determines their precise meaning.--Dr. Johnson.
BY JEREMIAH GOODRICH.
BTEREOTYPED BY J. REED....BOSTON.
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“Murray's English Reader : or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, selected from the best writers. Designed to assist young persons to read with propriety and effect; to improve their language and sentiments; and to inculcate some of the most important principles of piety and virtue. With a few preliminary observations on the principles of good reading. Improved by the addition of a concordant and synonymising vocabulary, consisting of about fifteen hundred of the most important words contained in this work. The words are arranged in columns and placed over the sections respectively, from which they are selected; and are divided, defined, and pronounced, according to the principles of John Walker. The words in the Vocabulary and their correspondent words in the sections, are numbered with figures of reference. Walker's pronouncing key which governs the vocabulary, is prefixed to this work. Words can have no definitive idea attached to them when by themselves : it is the situation and tract in a sentence which determines their precise meaning.--Dr, Johnson. By Jeremiah Goodrich.”
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