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TEACHER OF WRITING, ACCOUNTS, AND GEOGRAPHY, IN
LADIES SCHOOLS, AND IN PRIVATE FAMILIES.
Numerorum notitia cuicunque primis faltem literis erudito necessaria est.
QUINTILIANI de Institutione Oratoria, lib. I. cap. 10.
Locke's Treatise on Education•
THE SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.
AND SOLD BY C. DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.
T has been well remarked, that “it is every man's duty who
significant, to leave it as much wiser, and as much better as he
If this observation inculcates a general duty, it applies, with peculiar force, to persons engaged in instruction by their profession. Viewing the adınonition in this obligatory light, I constantly endeavour to render the several parts of my professional occupation as subfervient to the great end it aims to promote, as their nature will admit. Upon this plan most of the following questions have been composed, which, with several others of a similar kind, but on a more confined scale, have been long dis.
tributed among my own scholars; and I have often had the satisa : faction of finding thein signally instrumental in inspiring a desire
of more extensive and circumstantial information. The hope of rendering the questions more generally useful, and the desire of removing the toil of frequent transcription, are my motives for the publication of them. I am nevertheless aware, that the accomplishment of the former far more important view, depends greatly upon the exertions of the teacher. Should he, inherite ing the apathy of Mrs. Shandy, esteem it a matter of utter indifference si whether the world turns round or stands ftill;" he will, of course, benefit his pupils just as much by the common sums, as by any that could be selected for him. But other instructors, of more animation and zeal, will occasionally require minute accounts of the historical, geographical, chronological, and other subjects, which had before served as arithmetical themes. They will, perhaps, with the author, deem the time when the scholars are affembled in clafles to repeat their tables (which, I thall take for granted, is always once a week) the best suited for promoting general emulation, and disseminating the desired