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PART IV. for STANDARDS V. & VI.
Adapted to the Requirements of the New Code of 1880
In this book, which is intended for the higher Standards, the events of English History from the Reformation onwards to the present time, have been treated in as full a manner as space and the intelligence of the children would permit. The endeavour has been to state facts as impartially as possible, and this cannot but lead to some baldness in the narrative. Allusion to burning questions and living statesmen has been as much as possible avoided ; and in the choice of poetry, the pieces breathing very strongly of par. tisanship have not been se'ected, but chiefly those which cannot but carry along with them general consent. The extracts from the Rape of the Lock and from Retaliation have been taken as illustrations of manners, and as giving specimens from the poets named in the text.
Frequent reference throughout children's school life should be made to the genealogical tables, and the lists of battles and events. Also the pupils should be exercised in answering the questions vivå voce as in writing. For this purpose the lists of Persons, Places, and Dates at the ends of the lessons will be found very serviceable.
(The Titles of the Poetical Pieces are printed in Italics.)
8. Edward VI. (i.)
38 35. The War of the Austrian
Du. do. (ii.). 69 41. The English Victories by
117 51. Early Years of Queen Vic-