Cobb's New North American Reader, Or, Fifth Reading Book: Containing Great Variety of Interesting, Historical, Moral, and Instructive Reading Lessons in Prose and Poetry from Highly Esteemed American and English Writers, in which All the Words in the First Reading Lesson Not Contained in Any Reading Lesson in the Juvenile Readers Or in the Sequel, and All New Words in Each Subsequent Reading Lesson Throughout the Book, are Placed Before it as a Spelling Lesson, with the Division, Pronunciation, Accentuation, Both Primary and Secondary Accent, and Definition Noted, and the Part of Speech Designated : Designed for the Use of the Highest Classes in Schools and Academies, and to Impress the Minds of Youth with Sentiments of Virtue and Religion : Also, Rules and Observations on the Principles of Good Reading, Improved by the Addition of a Number of Lessons

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J.C. Riker, 1853 - Readers - 432 pages
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