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THE

School Managers'
SERIES OF READING BOOKS

LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE

For the ase of Elementary Schools

EDITED BY

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Ronald

RECTOR OF HITCHAM, AND HONORARY CANON OF ELY; LATE H.M. INSPECTOR OF

SCHOOLS ; FORMERLY FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

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LONDON LOCKWOOD & CO., 7, STATIONERS' HALL COURT

LUDGATE HILL

1872

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PREFACE.

THESE Lessons have been prepared by one of the authors of “The School Managers' Series of Reading Books,” who, feeling strongly that religious instruction is an essential part of education, yet thinks it better that it should not be mixed up in the same book with secular instruction. Hence, “ The School Managers’ Series” contains no distinctively religious lessons; and teachers who desire such are referred to this book as a Supplement.

The Lessons appear to me to be written with a single-minded endeavour to teach the Bible to children, as far as they are capable of understanding it

-not watering it down, or translating its language into a familiar modern dialect, or overlaying it with explanations, illustrations, and inferences, but selecting what is intelligible to children's minds, and keeping as much as possible to the incomparable diction of the Authorised Version ; only giving explanations when needed to clear difficulties, and drawing no inferences but such as are obvious and practical

With these views, I have gladly consented to edit the lessons, of which I can claim none of the merit, -my part having been limited to correction and occasional suggestion.

A. R. G.

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