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72 > Page 72 of History of the McGuffey readers / by Henry H.Vail ; with three portraits.

Abu)t Cto"Otitiatt nrext D041ue tained and compared; but unless the print carries the lessons that help to form a life the paper is wasted and the pupil's most valuable time is misspent. The teaching power of a schoolbook cannot be weighed in the grocer's scales nor measured with a pint cup. In the field open to free and constant competition, the books best suited to the wants of each community will in the end succeed. It was under such condi- tions that the McGuffey Readers won and held their place in the schools. (72]