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OF

ENGLISH GRAMMAR,

FOR THE USE OF

LADIES' SCHOOL S.

BY

R. G. LATHAM, M.D.

LONDON:
TAYLOR, WALTON, AND MABERLY,
BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS TO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE,

UPPER GOWER STREET ;
AND IVY LANE, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1849.

LONDON: Printed by S. & J. BENTLEY and HENRY FLEY,

Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

PREFACE.

The following pages are limited to the exhibition and explanation of the chief fundamental facts and principles in English Grammar, and in the History of the English Language ; being, to a certain extent, preparatory to the larger works of the Author upon the same subjects.

The way in which the writer suggests that his book should be studied is as follows:

a. Each section (marked $), when it consists of a single paragraph, should be learned by heart.

b. When a section consists of more paragraphs than one, the first only should be learned by heart. The remainder should be read by the pupil, and (if necessary) verbally explained, and enlarged upon by the teacher. The principle of this is clear. The first paragraph is, generally, either a particular fact or a rule; and (as such) is to be impressed on the memory. Those which follow it are, generally, illustrations, explanations, or proofs. As such, they are addressed to the understanding.

All lists of words, quotations, and words from foreign languages, should be written out.

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