The Globe Readers. Book II. Compiled and Edited
by Alexander F. Murison, Sometime English Master at Aberdeen Grammar
THE formal word-exercises are now relaxed, and the
lessons flow with the ease of a less restricted vocabulary. The graduation
of difficulty, though now it becomes not quite so obvious, has none the
less been carefully considered. Lists for spelling are selected from the
lessons, and in occasional instances meanings are given.
The subjects are arranged in general order of the
seasons of the year. They point the pupil's attention to the more
prominent natural changes that go on regularly around us, and they connect
with these a few characteristic operations of the various seasons. Certain
of the more familiar or interesting animals are introduced. Moral
qualities are inculcated, chiefly by indirect commendation. The page is
enlivened with various illustrations.
An easy step is taken, in an interesting and natural
way, towards establishing the habit of accurate and thoughtful