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which it was compiled. He believes it is not too much to say, that it not only embraces, but presents in a more convenient method and form, the best portions, at least the most useful, of the works of Blair, Whateley, Beattie, Campbell, and Watts, while it comprehends, besides, the Practical Exercises, the History of the English Language and Literature, and the selections from British and American Poets, with critical notices, which did not enter into the plan of any of the above works.

As now enlarged, the work will, it is hoped, be deemed worthy of a general introduction into academies, while it has not thereby lost, in any degree, its adaptedness to the wants of common schools, especially in the improved condition to which they are advancing from year to year.

· Watertown, January 2, 1846.

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PART 1. .

I. SPELLING.
SECT. I. Capital Letters
11. Spelling, how best learned : : : : :

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II. PUNCTUATION,

D.
Remarks on its Importance and Necessity . . . .

III. USE OF WORDS.
Sect. I. Elliptical Sentences

II. Words to form Sentences
III. Words to form Sentences (cont
IV. Derivative Words . .

Y: Variety of expression
VI. Variety of Expression (continued)

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VII. Words suggested to form Sentences

; IV. STRUCTURE OF SENTENCES. SECT. I. Variety of Construction . . . . . .

II. Simple Sentences,
III. Abridgment of Complex Sentences
IV. Abridgment of Complex Sentences (conto

V. Variety of Structure
VI. Variety of Structure and Expression
VII. Complex Sentences

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' .' . . . VIII. Ideas suggested to formi Sentences

V. ARRANGEMENT OF SENTENCES. '
SECT. I. Variety of Arrangement . .

II. Variety of Arrangement (continued) .
III. Variety of Arrangement (continued)
IV. Expression of Ideas

V. Expression of Ideas (continued)
VI. Expression of Ideas (continued)
VII. Expression of Ideas (continued)

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PART II.
I, STYLE:-II. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE.

PRELIMINARY CHAPTERS.
CBAP. I. Of Language, and its Origin

II. Alphabetic Writing . .
III. Materials Anciently used in Writing . . . .
IV. Scarcity of Books in former Times

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