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THE LONDON GEOGRAPHICAL SERIES.

GEOGRAPHICAL READERS

FOR

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

BY

CHARLOTTE M. MASON,

AUTHORESS OF “THE FORTY SHIRES, THEIR HISTORY, SCENERY, ARTS,

AND LEGENDS."

BOOK III. FOR. STANDARD IV.

THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND.

With Thirty-six Maps.

LONDON:
EDWARD STANFORD, 55, CHARING CROSS, S.W.

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THE writer begs affectionately to inscribe these Books to Teachers trained at the Otter Memorial College, in memory of

very pleasant hours spent with intelligent and responsive Classes.

MANNINGHAM, Dec. 1880.

PREFACE.

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ENGLISH children should have such a familiar and intimate knowledge of the geography of their own country as would make a railway journey a delight; and this is especially the case in these days when

cheap trips” afford opportunities “to see for themselves” to persons whose eyes have been opened by previous instruction.

The following chapters are an attempt to make the landscape, industries, and associations of the several counties familiar conceptions to children; as it appears to the writer that the only way in which

England” can be practically known is, county by county. Certainly no other mode of treatment is equally interesting,—so curiously individual in its aspect, history, and employments is each of the forty shires.

The geography of England embraces such various knowledge, that it appears to be a subject better suited to the intelligence of children of ten and

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