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Primary Schools,

*When I was a child I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought 1
child."St. Paul

Stereotyped by Fisk & Chase, Concord, N. H.




BE E IT REMEMBERED, that on the 29th day of July, A. D 1830, and in the fifty-fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, HOAG & ATWOOD, of said district have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors in the words following, viz. "The Progressive Reader, or Juvenile Monitor. Carefully selected from the most approved writers. Designed for the younger classes of children in primary schools.


"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child I thought a a child."-St. Paul.


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District Clerk's Office.

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled "A 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 therem mentioned ;" and also to an act entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitted 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 menfioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and siner prints."



Qark of the District Court of the U. S. for the District of New-Hampshire. opy of Record JHARLES W. CUTTER, Clark

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In offering to the public, for their approbation and patronage, "THE PROGRESSIVE READER, or JUVENILE MONITOR,' no apology is deemed necessary. Among the many Reading Books heretofore published, but few are adapted particularly to the capa cities of children when they first leave the Spelling-Book.

The compiler does not design, in the present publication, to introduce any new system for learning to read-neither does he attempt an improvement upon the old plan. by interspersing an endless variety of "tropes and figures," as unintelligible to a child as they are perplexing-but, on the contrary, his leading object is simply to embody in the work, a variety of matter, suited to the capacities and tastes of children, and which shall, at the same time, have a moral and instructive tendency. Many of the lessons are accompanied with appropriate cuts, calculated to excite the attention of the pupil to the subject following.

Respecting the usual instructions to teachers, and lengthy stric ures on pronunciation, &c. which are seldom regarded by the child, It has been wisely recommended by another, that "the teacher who is deficient in the knowledge requisite to his employment, had better examine the criticisms of Walker or other distinguished wri


Nothing original is claimed in this work; but a judicious selec tion from the great mass of matter already before the public, the compiler flatters himself, will insure its admittance into our common schools-devoutly hoping, through the blessing of God, that it will serve the humble purpose for which it is designed.


Concord, July, 1830.

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