Legends of the Middle Ages
H.A. Guerber

Part 8 out of 8

A skeleton outline of topics is included with indications of subdivisions
and blank spaces in which the student is to write the more important
sub-topics and other brief notes to complete the outline.

Special topics for collateral reading are inserted to supplement the text
in the proper places. These special topics are to be reported on in class
in connection with the regular text lesson, and the reports are to be
written by the student on the blank pages left for this purpose at the end
of the book. A very full list of books, with pages specified, is given in
connection with each topic.

The large number of these special topics affords ample choice, and emphasis
has been placed on those which show the life and character of the people.
These topics may be used as themes in English, and as subjects for debate,
in order to stimulate reading and discussion on the part of the class.

There are outline maps to be filled in, and numerous spaces for drawings
and plans which can easily be made by the pupil after consulting the
specific references in the books mentioned.



By GEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER, A.M., Head of Department of Biology, De Witt
Clinton High School, New York City.

This new first-year course treats the subject of biology as a whole, and
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With Special State Editions

Merits the special consideration of teachers in secondary schools because
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Unusual attention is devoted to the important subject or citizenship, and
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Edited by AUGUSTUS WHITE LONG, Preceptor in English, Princeton University.

This book is intended to serve as an introduction to the systematic study
of American poetry, and, therefore, does not pretend to exhaustiveness. All
the poets from 1776 to 1900 who are worthy of recognition are here treated
simply, yet suggestively, and in such a manner as to illustrate the growth
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represented by an appropriate number of poems, which are preceded by brief
biographical sketches, designed to entertain and awaken interest. The
explanatory notes and the brief critical comments give much useful and
interesting information.


Assistant Professors of English Literature in the University of Illinois.

This volume combines measurable completeness with an amount of editing
sufficient for supplying needed help to the college student, and for
furnishing material for class room work. In the selection of poems the
primary aim has been to include the most representative work of the chief
British poets, from Chaucer to Tennyson, with a view to presenting material
which should also be representative of the successive periods of English
literary history, and, within certain limitations, of the chief types of
poetry. The notes are suggestive rather than informational, and, with the
questions, are designed to stimulate thought. Bibliographies are included.



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