Page images

And whitening and brightening,
And quivering and shivering,
And hurrying and skurrying,
And thundering and floundering!

Dividing and gliding and sliding,
And falling and brawling and sprawling,
And driving and riving and striving,
And sprinkling and twinkling and wrinkling,
And sounding and bounding and rounding,
And bubbling and troubling and doubling,
And grumbling and rumbling and tumbling,
And clattering and battering and shattering ;

Retreating and beating and meeting and sheeting,
Delaying and straying and playing and spraying,
Advancing and prancing and glancing and dancing,
Recoiling, turmoiling, and toiling and boiling,
And gleaming and streaming and steaming and beaming,
And rushing and flushing and brushing and gushing,
And flapping and rapping and clapping and slapping,
And curling and whirling and purling and twirling,
And thumping and plumping and bumping and jumping,
And dashing and flashing and splashing and clashing;
And so never ending, but always descending,
Sounds and motions for ever and ever are blending,
All at once and all o'er, with a mighty uproar,
And this way the water comes down at Lodore.

Dublin : Printed by ALEXANDER THOM, 87, Abbey-street.

[ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

“So much information, of so high a character, in so small a compass, and at so low a price, has rarely if ever appeared before.”- Spectator.

[ocr errors]

“One of the most able and valuable additions to our school literature which has appeared in our day-the very best publication of the kind in the language." - Dublin Monitor.

“It is particularly entitled to commendation as more bad books have been written on geography than on any other subject. Mr. Sullivan treats geography as a SCIENCE, which like all sciences, must be taught on the principles of classification and comparison. The basis of his classification is what may be termed the mathematics of geography, and he therefore begins with explaining in clear and simple language the form, motions, and magnitude of the earth. As these cannot be comprehended without some knowledge of the physical sciences, he explains the nature of attraction, gravitation, &c., taking care to le compare their laws with facts within the reach of ordinary observation. The divisions of the earth's surface are described in their physical aspect, and not lede. according to the accidents of political distribution. The Exercises and Questions for examination are excellent; they are constructed on the right principle of compelling the master to teach."- Athenæum.



“ These little works exhibit tho same originality of view, grounded upon the principles of the subject and the PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING, which distinguish Mr. Sullivan's useful publications.”- Spectator.


** Professor Sullivan's School Books were among the first that were placed on the List of Educational Works recommended by the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education; and the sale of these Books to their Lordships, to supply the demand for them in their Schools, has been during the year just ended (from the 4th of October, 1848, to the 20th of October, 1849), as follows: Name of Book.

No. of Copies.
Introduction to Geography and History,

Geography Generalized,

4,787 English Grammar,

4,680 Spelling-Book Superseded,

3,387 English Dictionary, .

442 Total,

18,747 The sale of these Bo

Council on Education is IN ADDITION to the

through the Publishers and Books

is constantly increasing


[graphic][ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »