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BANCROFT'S

FIFTH READER.

BY

JOHN SWETT,
Principal Girls' High and Normal School, San Francisco;
Ex-State Sup't of Public Instruction, California.

CHAS. H. ALLEN,
Principal California State Normal School.

JOSIAH ROYCE, Ph. D.,
Instructor in Philosophy in Harvard College.

SAN FRANCISCO:

A. L. BANCROFT & COMPANY.

PREFACE..

In this, the concluding book of the Series, the special methods
employed in the Fourth Reader have been continued and extended,

The attention of teachers and school officers is especially called
to the following features:

1. The well-balanced combination of instructive and entertaining
literary and elocutionary reading matter of which it is made up.

2. The high literary character of the selections from standard
writers, well adapted to pupils in the grammar grades.

3. The portraits of eminent authors which accompany selections
from their writings.

4. The brief, clear, and practical statement of the principles of
elocutionary art in the chapters on Vocal Training, and the variety
and quality of illustrative exercises.

5. The special exercises to secure good articulation and correct
pronunciation.
6. The carefully sel ted

in oral and written spelling,
embracing valuable drills on synonyms.

7. The suggestion of numerous choice selections for memorizing.

The publishers acknowledge the courtesy of D. Appleton & Co.
and G. P. Putnam's Şons, in permitting liberal extracts from their
copyright works.

The selections from the writings of Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes,
Lowell,"widriek, Batara Föylor:daxe, Trowbridge, and other writers
whose works they publish, are used by permission of and by special
arrangement with Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Copyright by A. L. BANCROFT & Co., 1883.

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