The Globe Readers. Book V. Compiled and Edited
by Alexander F. Murison, Sometime English Master at Aberdeen Grammar
IN Book V. the lessons illustrate a
considerable variety of good literary expression, both in prose and in
verse. The matter is more miscellaneous than in the preceding books. The
main expectation is to cultivate the observation of natural objects, and
the feeling for Nature in diversified forms. There are passages
descriptive of varied scenery, character, and conditions of life. The few
lessons of a scientific cast are chiefly readings in Physical Geography
and Geology. Two or three simple lessons deal with important points in
Political Economy. Two or three others record important historical events.
And the feelings are touched to emulation as well as to sympathy.
Spelling lists, explanatory notes,
derivations, hints for exercises, &c., are still continued.