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Page 114 - The general hopes," said he in his orders, " that this important event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer and soldier, to act with fidelity and courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his country depend, under God, solely on the success of our arms ; and that he is now in the service of a State, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit, and advance him to the highest honors of a free country.
Page 236 - Taxidermy without a Teacher. Comprising a complete manual of instructions for Preparing and Preserving Birds, Animals, and Fishes, with a chapter on Hunting and Hygiene ; together with instructions for Preserving Eggs, and Making Skeletons, and a number of valuable recipes. By WALTER P. MANTON. Insects. How to Catch and how to Prepare them for the Cabinet.
Page 229 - TRAVEL DRIFTING ROUND THE WORLD; A Boy's Adventures by Sea and Land By CAPT. CHARLES W. HALL, author of " Adrift in the Ice-Fields," " The Great Bonanza,
Page 236 - A Word to the Wise, or HINTS ON THE CURRENT IMPROPRIETIES OF EXPRESSION IN WRITING AND SPEAKING. By PARRY GWYNNE. Thirteenth Thousand. 18mo, price Gd. sewed ; or is. cloth, gilt edges. " All who wish to mind their p's and cfs should consult this little volume.
Page 231 - THE SEA-LION OF DEVON. Drake was the foremost sea-captain of his age, the first English admiral to send a ship completely round the world, the hero of the magnificent victory which the English won over the Invincible Armada. His career was stirring, bold, and adventurous, from early youth to old age.
Page 232 - ... States. — A fighting Irishman. — Full of pluck and patriotism for his adopted country. The book is full of adventure. OLD SALAMANDER. The Life and Naval Career of Admiral David Glascoe Farragut. The Naval History of the great civil war is exceedingly Interesting, and the life of Admiral Farragut is rich in brave deeds and heroic example. THE MINER BOY AND HIS MONITOR. The Career and Achievements of John Ericsson, Engineer. One of the most thrilling incidents of the war was the sudden appearance...
Page 235 - Handbook of Elocution Simplified. By WALTER K. FOBES, with an Introduction by GEORGE M. BAKER. Handbook of English Synonyms. With an Appendix, showing the Correct Use of Prepositions; also a Collection of Foreign Phrases.
Page 236 - FIELD BOTANY. A handbook for the collector. Containing instructions for gathering and preserving plants, and the formation of a herbarium. Also complete instructions in leaf photography, plant printing, and the skeletonizing of leaves. By WALTER P. MANTON. Illustrated.
Page 235 - HIGGINSON. Price 50 cents. HANDBOOK OF WOOD ENGRAVING. With Practical Instructions in the Art for persons wishing to learn without an Instructor. Containing a Description of Tools and Apparatus used, and Explaining the Manner of Engraving the Various Classes of Work; alsoaHistory of the Art from its Origin to the Present time.
Page 231 - VASCO DA GAMA: HIS VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES. "Da Gama's history is full of striking adventures, thrilling incidents, and perilous situations ; and Mr. Towle, while not sacrificing historical accuracy, has so skilfully used bis materials, that we have a charmingly romantic tale.