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IMPROV E D EDITION OF
FROM THE INVASION OF
CONTINUATION TO THE YEAR 1858.
QUESTIONS FOR EXAMINATION
AT THE END OF EACH SECTION.
BESIDES A VARIETY OF VALUABLE INFORMATION, ADDED THROUGHOUT THE WORK
Tables of Contemporary Sovereigns and Eminent Persons; Copious Explanatory Note
Remarks on the Politics, Manners, and Literature of the Age ;
an Outline of the Constitution, &r. &
AUTHOR OF MANUAL OF ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY, ETC., ETC.
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTH AMERICAN, FROM THE THIRTY-FIFTH
Entored, according to Act of Congress, in the your 1859, by
CIIARLES DESILVER, in the Clark's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.
STEREOTYPED BY J. FAGAN.
PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION
NEXT to our own national history, it is incumbent on American youth to make themselves acquainted with that of the country from which we derive our political existence, and the most valuable of our customs and institutions. The history of England will never cease to be interesting to us. It will never be other than a valuable and important branch of instruction in our schools.
Among all the histories of that country which have been written, none has been so long and so deservedly popular as that of Dr. Goldsmith. Whether this be owing to its attractive and perfectly intelligible style, or to the vivid impression which his simple and clear narrative of the facts never fails to leave, it is not now important to inquire. The fact of its established classical character, is sufficient to justify the publisher in selecting the most approved edition of this work, to be revised and adapted to the use of schools in our own country.
The mass of illustrative matter, consisting of notes, lables, engravings, &c., which the reader will find in the present edition, may be regarded as adding greatly to its value; and the complete and careful series of questions appended to each section will claim the especial notice of teachers.