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A SEQUEL

TO THE

GRADUAL READER.

BY

DAVID B. TOWER, A. M.,

PRINCIPAL OF THE PARK LATIN SCHOOL

AND

CORNELIUS WALKER, A. M.,

PRINCIPAL OF THE WELLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

NEW YORK:

DANIEL BURGESS & CO., 60 JOHN STREET,

LATE CADY & BURGESS.

1853.

Educ T 758.53.832

MARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
DEPOSITED BY

MASSACHUSETTS STATE LIBRARY

1940

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

DAVID B. TOWER AND CORNELIUS WALKER,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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PREFACE.

THE extensive and increasing use of the Gradual Reader, published in 1841, and the often-urged request of teachers for another book of a similar character to precede the North American Second Class Reader, have resulted in the preparation of the "Sequel," adapted to the capacities of the children in the middle classes of our common schools.

Many of the reading lessons have been entirely rewritten, and the others, for the most part, so altered from the original, that it is deemed inexpedient to give the authors' names. Suffice it to say, the selections are generally from the best writers of our country, northern and southern, and of England. The pieces, with two or three exceptions, have the merit of being new, and it is hoped such as will interest as well as instruct the young reader.

To cultivate a taste for the pure, the beautiful, and the true, is the surest safeguard against the demoralizing influence of the mawkish sentimentalism and gilded vice which are sown broadcast over the land, creating and ministering to a depraved appetite. Consequently, the pure and the elevating in moral sentiment, the beautiful and the sublime

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