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GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND;
PRESENT STATE AND RESOURCES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
AND ITS COLONIES.
BY HENRY WHITE,
B. A. TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, M. A. AND PH. DR. HEIDELBERG,
WITH A MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND
OLIVER & BOYD, TWEEDDALE COURT.
[Price Three Shillings and Sixpence bound.]
THE following pages are intended for the instruction of those whose time at school is limited, or who have not the means of purchasing larger works containing the histories of the three kingdoms which compose the British Empire. The best and most recent authorities have been followed, and the narrative of events has been carefully brought down to the present period.
The questions appended to each division should be answered orally after every lesson, and from time to time the more important ones may form the subject of a written exercise. In neither case is it desirable that the reply should be given in the very words of the text, such examinations being designed, not to test the memory, but the understanding of the youthful student.
Too much stress cannot be laid upon the study of Chronology and Geography, the two eyes of History. For the former some technical chronology should be selected; and from the benefit my pupils have received from Mrs Slater's Sententiæ Chronologicæ, I cannot forbear recommending her unassuming little work. Should it be too expensive, the intelligent teacher will find no difficulty in adapting her system to such dates as he wishes to fix in the memory of his pupils.
For all purposes of geographical reference, the Map of the British Isles, prefixed to this volume, will be amply sufficient. The pupil will form, however, a very imperfect