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Books by W. H. Venable, LL. D.

LET HIM FIRST BE A MAN. 274 pages. Price, $1.25.

(From Boston Home Journal.] It would be difficult to name a modern book upon the subject of Education which is more charming, useful, and original. It does not deal with prosy details, but takes a broad view of the subject, and gathers all into the thought which is expressed by the title - "Let Him First be a Man!"

Incidentally, the author treats of WHAT A MAN Is, his physical system, his mental possibilities, and the modes of realizing them. The treatment, however, is never dogmatic, but suggestive and stimulating. He treats also of great instructors and their ideas and methods: of Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Quintillian, Goethe, and Arnold. He is familiar with the best, and quotes from their works and experience.

For the most delightful recreative reading the author's chapter or“ Unclassified Trifles" is of unsurpassed interest. What man of middle lire will not richly appreciate his faithful portraiture of “The Old-Fashioned Flocutionist"?

From Boston Ideas.) The “Paragon of Animals" is one of the most enjoyable essays on man that we have ever read. It is inost comprehensive. The writing of the whole volume is that of a man whose life and thoughts are preeminently worthy of delineation for their broad philosophy and their high comprehensiveness of understanding. The essay on "The Utility of the Ideal' is particularly beautiful, and abounds in inspirational power. The closing essay is the memorial address on William Downs Henkle, read at the thirty-third annual meeting of the Ohio Teachers' Association, at Niagara Falls, NY.. July 7, 1882. The subjectis handled tenderly. loviugly, even as all the essays are, though seemingly increasingly so toward the end of their list. The volume altogether is an admirably artistic piece of literature and equally interesting as valuable.

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BEGINNING OF LITERARY CULTURE IN THE OHIO VALLEY. 519 pages. Price, $3.00. Only a few copies.

[From the Ohio State Journal.] It is impossible to peruse any half dozen pages of the noble volume without intense interest. The author has gathered together a thousand facts concerning early literary effort and achievement in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, most of which will be absolutely new even to the best informed readers, and all of which is of the most unquestionable value. The period covered is from the earliest settlements to the outbreak of the civil war. No one could have written such a book as well as Mr. Venable, and of his many literary performances it is the best and noblest. The style of composition is, of course, of a high order, and fascinating to a degree.

[From A. P. Russell, author of "Literary Notes," "A Club of One," etc.)

A veritable feast. Such an amazing amount of information and so attractively presented. Accurate, perspicuous, elegant. The months and months of labor it has cost, and how perfect the achievement. I know of no other man who could have accomplished the work in such a masterly manner. The multitudes of names it mentions will interest thousands of readers. The intelligent and copious index is a strikingly valuable feature of the book.

THE LAST FLIGHT. Twenty-two new pieces, among which are “Let's

Shake," "Saga of the Oak," etc. 35 cents.
SONGS OF SCHOOL DAYS. Beautifully illustrated. Flexible, ornamental

cover. 50 cents.
Any of the above books will be sent, by mail, postage paid,

on receipt of price.

Address, W. H. VENABLE, Station C, Cincinnati, O.


On the 14th of May the Ohio Teachers' Reading Circle committee adopted our Shaler's “STORY OF OUR CONTINENT” as the required reading in science for the coming year. Single copy, 75 cents, postpaid.

In the Literature department of the required readings are Hamlet, of which we can furnish editions in paper (without notes) at 15 cents, (with notes) at 30 cents, or in cloth at 15 cents — the Hudson editions; and Carlyle's Essay on Burns, beautifully bound in cloth, at 30 cents.

On the list of recommended reading for teachers is our Jean Valjean, edited by Sara E. Wiltse. Single copy, 90 cents, postpaid.

On the High school required list are several books of which we have editions:

Third year — Macbeth, in paper (without notes) 15 cents, (with notes) 30 cents, or in a fine cloth edition at 35 cents; Silas Marner, cloth, in preparation; Grote and Segur's Two Great Retreats, cloth, 50 cents; Second Essay on the Earl of Chatham, paper, 15 cents.

Fourth year — Hamlet (see above); Burke on Conciliation, cloth, 40 cents.

On the High school recommended list:

Essays on Milton and Addison, cloth, 50 cents— separately, Milton, 25 cents, Addison, 35 cents; Carlyle on Burns (see above); Paradise Lost, Books I and II, cloth, 40 cents — Sprague's edition.

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Reading Circle.



By SIR JOSHUA FITCH, M. A., LL.D. (The Great Educators.) .

12mo, $1.00 net.

O book heretofore published concerning one or both

of the Arnolds has accomplished the task perform

ed in the present instance by Sir Joshua Fitch. A long-time colleague of Matthew Arnold in the British Edu-, cational Department, the author-leaving biography asidehas with unusual skill, written a succinct and fascinating account of the important services rendered to the educational interest of Great Britain by the Master of Rugby and his famous son. Whatever in the teaching of both seems likely to prove of permanent value has been judiciously selected by the author from the mass of their writings, and incorporated in the present volume. The American educational public, which cannot fail to acknowledge a lasting debt of gratitude to the Arnolds, father and son, will certainly welcome this sympathetic exposition of their influence and opinions.

“The book is opportune, for the Arnoldian tradition, though widely diffused in America, is not well based on accurate knowledge and is pretty much in the air. Dr. Fitch seems the fittest person by reason of his spiritual sympathy with the father and his personal association with the son, to sketch in this brief way the two most typical modern English educators. And he has done his work almost ideally well within his limitations of purpose. . . . The two men live in these pages as they were.” - PRESIDENT ALDERMAN of the University of North Carolina, in the Educational Review, New York.

Single copies will be sent postpaid upon receipt of
one dollar ($1.00). Ten copies, express collect, to
one address upon receipt of eight dollars ( $8.00 ).


New York



(The head of the State School system)



Agriculture and Domestic Science
Arts, Philosophy, and Science

Veterinary Medicine


Industrial Arts Agricultural Chemistry

Latin Language and Literature Anatomy and Physiology

Law Astronomy

Mathematics Botany

Mechanical Engineering Ceramics

Military Science and Tactics Chemistry

Mineralogy and Metallurgy Civil Engineering

Mine Engineering Domestic Science

Pedagogy Drawing

Pharmacy Electrical Engineering

Philosophy Elocution and Oratory

Physics English Literature

Rhetoric Geology

Romance Languages and LiteraGerman Language and Literature

tures Greek Language and Literatnre

Veterinary Medicine History and Political Science

Zoology and Entomology Horticulture


Science Arts

Veterinary Medicine

Domestic Science

Agriculture. . . . 2 years Engineering-Electrical

Architecture . . 3 years Engineering-Mechanical

Ceramics . . . . 2 years Engineering-Mine

Dairying .

3 months English Philosophical

Doniestic Science. . 2 years Horticulture and Forestry

Industrial Arts . . 2 years Industrial Arts

Mining . . . . . 2 years Latin Philosophical

Pharmacy . . . . 2 years Law

Preparatory to Law and Modern Language Philosophical

Journalism .. 2 years Pharmacy

Preparatory to Medi.

cine . . . . 3 years

The only charges made by the University' are an incidental fee of $ 15 per year and the


usual laboratory fees.

A well equipped college in Faculty, Library and Laboratories. A well appointed modern gymnasium with instruction by a competent director. There is no college in Ohio where a thorough college education may be procured under more pleasant surroundings and with less expense to the student. Tuition free. Send for a catalogue to

President W. 0. THOMPSON, Oxford, Ohio.


Departments of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Midwifery.

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PROPOSED HOSPITAL. All Instruction, except clinical, by the recita- | Large class rooms designed for the recitation tion system.

system, and the largest and best equipped Four years' graded course of instruction, of laboratories belonging to any medical colseven months each.

lege in the state. Students graded on their daily recitations and Abundant clinical facilities. 1. term examinations.

1 Considering superior advantages, fees are low. Session for 1897-98 begins Wednesday, September 15, 1898-99. For Catalogue and other GEO. M. WATERS, A.M., M.D., Dean of Medical Department.

information concern- OTTO ARNOLD, D.D.S., Dean of Dental Department. 5. ing the Departments, N. L. BURNER, F.C.S., Dean of Pharmaceutical Department. address,

OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, 700-716 N. Park St., Columbus, O.


A good school for teachers and for those preparing for the profession of teaching. Over 2,000 teachers receive instruction here every year. Instructors all thorough, experienced, efficient. Latest approved methods of teaching discussed and exhibited. Special classes formed for those preparing for examination. School the entire year, holiday week excepted. Students can enter at any time and find suitable classes. Expenses reasonable. We furnish room, board and tuition, ten weeks, for $28. Room and board in private families. Send for catalogue.



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