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AMERICAN PRECEPTOR

IMPROVED: "

BEIXG A NEW..-.

SELECTION OF LESSONS

FOR

READING AND SPEAKING:

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

BY CALEB BINGHAM, A. M.
Author of the Columbian Orator, Child's Companion, &c.

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“ Train up a child in the way he should go-".

10. SIXTY-SIXTH (SIXTH IMPROVED EDITION.

ROCHESTER, N. Y.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY EVERARD PECK,

THINI i
PUBLIC LIBRARY

504708 AB
ASTOR, LENOR AND I
TILDEN FOUNCTIUNSI

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS- to wit:

District Clerk's Office. than the sun BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirtieth day of August,

L. S. A. D. 1819, in the forty-fourth year of the Independence theme of the United States of America, C. BINGHAM & Co. of the

sus said district, bare deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit: The American Preceptor Improved: being a new Selection of Lessons for Reading and Speaking. Designed for the use of Schools. By Caleb Bingham, A. M. Author of the Columbian Orator, Child's Companion, &c. "Train up a child in the way be should go." Sixtyfirst (first improved) edition "

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times thereio mentioned ;” and also to an Act, entitled i An act supplementary to an act, entitled An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching Historical and other Prints.”

J. W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachuselis. ·

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LISTORY of Demosthenes.

Select Sentences.

A Hint to Parents. . .

Parable against Religious Persecution.

History of Joseph, abridged. • .

On the Instinct of Animals. .

Ingenious Villany finally punished. ..

The child trained up for the gallows.

Sketch of Jerusalem and Palestine ..

The faithful American Dog. - ..

The Miller of Mansfield.

Of Queen Mary and the Martyrs. -

Story of Logan, a Mingo Chief.

The aged Prisoner released from the

History of Columbus. . .

Columbia. .

Parental Tenderness. . .

The Sailor and the Monkeys.

The Brave Soldier's Revenge..

Sketch of the Life of William Penn. . .

Sketch of the Life of Fernando Cortez.

Dialogue between Fernando Cortez and William Penn.

The Vhistle. .

True Patriotism displayed at the Siege of Calais.

Anecdote of Montesquieu. .

The Benevolent Pair. .

The Unfortunate Philanthropist.

St. Paul's Speech before King Agrippa. - ..

Cruelty to Animals. . :

Speech of Nicolaus. .

The true Point of Honour. . .

The House of Sloth. -

Advice to a young Tradesman. .

Parental Affection. Story of the Bear.

The Victim, an Indian Story. .

Extract froin the Speech of Mr. Phillips.

Conclusion of the foregoing Speech. .

Example of Justice and Magnanimity. .

Dialogue on Duelling. . . .

Speech of Mr. Pitt on the Slave Trade. .

The Slaves. An Elegy. •

The Humane Indian.

The Mammoth.

Fashionable Education misapplied.

Singular Adventure of General Putnam.

Extract from Dr. Warren's Oration.

Self Interest. A Dialogue. • ..

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' On Profane Swearing.

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