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Descriptive Outlines of Modern Geography, is a little work, intended

to imprint the absolute and relative position of places upon the mind of the pupil, by a constant reference to the map; and when he is tolerably perfect in this exercise, by the use of blank maps, which the scholar is to fill up. The utility of books of this kind depends entirely upon the skill and patience of the teacher ; for, consisting themselves of a dry enumeration of facts, they contain nothing of sufficient interest to stimulate the learner to apply con amore. The arrangement of these Outlines is clear, the facts seem judiciously selected, and the exercises to bear a proper reference to the previous lessons. Of the blank maps, which appear intended to accompany the book, we can offer no opinion, as they are not before us.