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INTERSPERSED WITH SOME
Historical, Biographical, Chronological, Mytholo-
gical, and Miscellaneous Information ;
ON A NEW PLAN:
FOR THE USE OF YOUNG LADIES.
BY WILLIAM BUTLER,
Schools, and in Private Families.
Ere half the School-Authors are read, it will be seasonable for Youth to
learn the Use of the Globes. - Milton.
graphy I ftrongly recommend. A little Chronology will be highly useful.
Mythology is necessary to throw a light on the ancient writers. Dr. Knox.
Mind, and is the only way to give the Understanding its due Improve.
THE THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.
AND SOLD BY
J. MAWMAN, IN THE POULTRY; J. HARRIS, CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S.
CHURCH-YARD; AND T. CONDER, BUCKLERSBURY.
THE FIRST EDITION.
THE fubfequent little Work having been
originally compiled, and being still chiefly intended, for private use, it is almost unnecessary to assign the motives for its publication ; but, as it may possibly be asked, why I have augmented the number of books on this fubject, some reasons shall be stated.
I had been taught by long experience, that much general information might be communicated to my pupils through the channel of my profesional occupation, as a teacher of WRITING and of ARITHMETIC ; and this, indeed, is a circumstance which I have already
explained explained at fome length in the prefaces to AN INTRODUCTION TO ARITHMETIC, and to A COLLECTION OF ARITHMETICAL Questions, which were published some time since. That another branch of my stated employment might be made subservient to the same beneficial purposes, did in consequence occur to me; i accordingly drew up a part of the following fmall Manual, and soon had the pleasure of finding that it perfectly answered my preconceived ideas on the subject. It not only increased the pupil's stock of knowledge, but, by its diversity, rendered the use of the globes one of the most delightful juvenile studies. To accelerate the advancement of the scholar, and relieve myself from the toil of frequent tranfcription, I then determined to make a few additions to what I had at first written, and commit the whole to the press, though I still retained my primary intention of confining its sale almost entirely to my own immediate connexions. On this account, such a number only has been printed as would, it might be rationally apprehended, be adequate to this purpose. Should the partiality of friendship,
or the utility of the work, obtain for it fomewhat of a general circulation, a future edition fall contain a sufficient number of copies to answer all demands.
As this Compendium may perhaps fall into the hands of persons little accustomed to this pleasing departinent of instruction, I may, without impropriety, observe, that the pupils, beside working each problem agreeably to the rule attached to it, should be desired, when it contains places, concisely to state such particulars relating to them as are to be found in a well-selected Gazetteer, together with such anecdotes from biography, and such facts from natural history and the annals of nations, as the instructor has been accustomed to deliver in the course of his geographical lectures. Thus may be acquired an extensive knowledge of places, and of their relative situations, with respect to London and to each other, and a promptitude in discovering them on the globe ; important attainments, of which young persons can rarely be said to be possessed.