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 (mə-gŭf′ē), William Holmes 1800-1873.
American educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1836-1857), schoolbooks that combined reading lessons with moralistic teachings.


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William Holmes, 1800–73, U.S. educator.
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We are very far removed today from the McGuffey Readers of old, which sought to teach our young people not only to read and to think, but also to think wisely.
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