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sing at large the opinions of
our most eminent Teachers, and enlightened Public Journalista

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liCay'tf Infant and Primary School Readers and Dejiners,



Excerpts from Notices by the Press,



We fearlessly commend these
books to the notice of Parents,
Teachers, School Directors, and
ill interested in the subject of
Primary Education. — Amer. Sen-
tinel,

We would call the especial
attention of Parents and Teachers
of young children to these books.
—National Gazette.

We pronounce the plan good,
and the execution excellent. —
V. S. Gazette.

The arrangement is simple,
natural and efficient, and the first
volume suited to the early dawn
of infancy. — Inquirer.

We are bound to consider these
as the best set of Primary books
yet issued. — Metcalfe* s Star.



We do not see how it is possi
ble to prepare a more admirablo
system for the purpose intended.
It appears to have been compiled
by a master hand, i— Saturday
Courier.

This Series is beautifully exe-
cuted So various and

comprehensive a series, and one
so cleverly got up, has not before
made its appearance. — Messenger,

Mr J. Orville Taylor, of New
York, so well known as the zea-
lous and eloquent advocate of
National Education, has given
these books his strong approval,
and recommends them, in prefe-
rence to all others, in hi9 Public
Lectures.



Excerpts from Critiques by Teachers,



The following Excerpts (Vom the Testimonials of Teachers now in the po».
session of the Publishers, are printed in extenso, with the names and reri-
dences of the gentlemen, in a Prospectus which will be given to all who may
apply for it.



" I have been exceedingly grati-
fied by a perusal of them I

consider your books superior to
any now in use.*'

" I believe them to be much
better adapted for the purpose,
than any work with which I am
acquainted."



** Both the plan and arrange-
ment I highly approve."

'* The Series is, in my opinion,
the best that has fallen under my
notice."

" I consider it the beat work for
the purpose that I have seen."

" I believe them to be reni<vk
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ably well calculated for the in-
struction of the beginner."

** 1 find in them a progressive
and well-chosen series of lessons,
happily adapted to the capacity
of young learners."

" I believe them to be better
calculated to expedite the educa-
Uon 6f children than any works
that have come under my notice."

*' I teel no hesitation in recom-
mending it [the Series] as the best
work for promoting the object in-
tended with which I am acquaint-
ed."

" Kay's Infant and Primary
School Series appears to me to
be a work in every respect adapted
to the wants of children who are
just entering on the study of writ-
ten language In these little

volumes, words are truly the signs
of ideas. Here the child may not
only be taught to read with facility,
but, almost unaided, to under-
stand what he reads So nu-
merous and important are the ad-
vantages presented to both teacher
and pupil, that a more extended
cquaintance with the work can-
not fail to secure its general adop-
tion in Primary Schools."

*' I have most carefully read
over and examined * Kay's Infant
and Primary School Series,* and
nave no hesitation in saying they
are most admirably adapted for
their intended and professed ob-
ject."

" Some of its features are as
novel as they are valuable ; and it
combines more, for the size and
«, than any thing of the kind



which has fallen under my no-
tice."

** I have looked through the Se-
ries with great satisfaction. Th
progressive theory which you have
adopted is excellently suited to
lead on the young mind by sure
and not too laborious steps. The
carrying out of the plan is gene
rally successful."

'* I consider them, in all points
to be superior to any books {o%
the like purpose with which I am
acquainted."

** I take pleasure in pronouncing
on them a most favourable opin-
ion better adapted to the

purpose for which they were de-
signed, than any other school
book with which I am £auni-
liar."

" To Teachers of Primary
Schools this Series will be a valu-
able auxiliary The hope is

cordially expressed, that the enter- ^
prise of the Publishers may be
rewarded according to the me-
rits of the work alone, which, in
the opinion of the Subscriber, wiU
amply repay them."

" I confidently pronounce them
superior to any books of the kind
I have ever seen."

" I am entirely satisfied of their .
superiority to any books having
a similar purpose, with which I
am acquainted."

"I have had actual proof of
their practical utility in creating
an interest in the volatile minds
of children, and eecuring their at-
tention On the whole, noi

to be tedious, I most heartily ap-
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prove the plan, and recommend
the adoption of your Series."

*' Esteeming it decidedly the
best elementary work which I
have seen, I hope it will be gene-
rally introduced into the schools
for which it is designed."

'* I beg leave to say that I have
not met with any book of the kind
so well adapted to the capacities
of young children."

** I should predict many benefits
will result from the general in-
troduction of these works into
schools, in which, I trust, my own
will share."

" Having critically examined
these beautiful Uttle works, I
?heerf\illy recommend them to
.eachers."

*'I have no hesitation in pro-
nouncing them to be by far the
best books of the kind for young
persons in our language."

** Having used them, I am con-
vinced that every one who will
give them a trial, will find them
to interest their ptipils, and ad-
vance their progress, more than
any thing of the kind that has yet
appeared."

, '* Upon the whole, I am con-
strained to believe it to be the best
work of the kind with which 1 am
acquainted."

•* I consider the plan well calcu-
lated to bring forward the younger
class of Scholars. Accordingly, I
nave introduced it into myschools.**

** Parents and Teachers who
wish for books both attractive and
interesting, will find these ti be
just what they require."



" The designer of 'Kay's Se-
ries' has produced a work, in my
opinion, superior, in very many
respects, to the works of those
who have gone before him."

"They are, in my judgment,
better, much better calculated for
the purpose for which they are
intended, than all put together
that have preceded them ; and \
trust that the public will join me
in this opinion."

** I should have no hesitancy in
at once placing them in the hands
of beginners, in preference to all
others."

'* I have carefully examined
them I consider them ex-
tremely well adapted to improve
those for whom they are in
tended."

**The design is excellent, and has

been executed most successfully."

** I consider them exceedingly

well adapted to the purposes of

Primary education."

" I have carefully examined
* Kay*s Series,' and feel no hesi-
tation in saying that I consider

i them superior to any series of the

i kind now extant."

I "I have just finished a careiiil
examination of ' Kay's Series,'
and rarely, if ever, have I met
with a work for children which
made so favourable an impression
on my mind. The author seemi
to possess the happy art of con-
verting what was deemed labour
to pastime, and pain to pleasure.

I . . . . Henceforth childrtn may be
taught to speak their first toordf

i from his books. The author haa^
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m my judgment, discovered and
Copied the true simplicity of na-
Hiro. I can but regard its publi-
'sation as an era in American edu-
tation — indeed in the Enghsh
nnguage."

** I have diUgently examined
Kay's Series,* and think it su-
^riorly well adapted to the im-
provement of the infant mind."

" I have given them as full an
examination as time and circum-
stances would permit ; sufficient,
however, to satisfy myself of their
intrinsic merits, and entire adapt-
ation to the class of students for
which they are intended."

" The theory of teaching writ'
ten language, as exemplified in
* Kay*s Progressive Series' of
Reading Books, is, in my opmion,
the true one ; and the practice
^on it must load to the happiest
issues. It is nature's method of
teaching written language. I shall
lose no time in introducing them
into my school."

" I have examined them with
attention, and believe them to be
quite superior to any thing of the
kind, for the purpose intended,
which has met my view."

'* I conceive them to be the
best, of the kind, with which I
am acquainted, and intend using
them in my school."

** I feel no hesitation in saying
that they are decidedly better
adapted for training the Infant
mind, than any work with which
I aai acquainted."

** The admirable manner in



I which they are ' gotten up,* the
introduction of the Script charac-
ters, and the Elementary Exer-

I cises in Drawing, give them a
superiority over all works of the
kind that have fallen under my

I observation."

' " From a critical examination
of them, I believe that they are

I well adapted to the end they pro-

I pose to subserve I will do

.whatever Ues in my power to in-
troduce them to pubUc atten-
tion.'*

" I have carefully examined
'Kay's Progressive Series.* 1
think they are admirably adapted
to the cap'hcity of children. 1
shall mtroduce them into my Pri-
mary school."

" Their advantage over other
works of the kind consists in thcit
conducting the child step by step,
by easy and pleasant gradations,
through the incipient stages of its
study."

" Having carefully examined
* Kay's Series,* I recommend it
as, in my judgment, the best
work for the purpose intended
with which I am acquainted.**

" I can recommend them to
those who instruct young children
as valuable auxiharies."

'* Havhig examined them, I
have been much pleased with the
new and valuable features intro-
duced into them, and recommend
them to the public as better
adapted to the purpose of Elemen-
tary instruction, than any seriei
which I have seen."

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