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OF

MURRAY'S

ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

EXERCISES IN ORTHOGRAPHY, IN PARSING

IN SYNTAX, AND IN PUNCTUATION:

DESIGNED

FOR THE YOUNGER CLASS OF LEARNERS.

BY LINDLEY MURRAY.

FROM THE LATEST ENGLISH EDITION

CORRECTED BY THE AUTHORS.

CONCORD:
#PBLISHED BY LUTHER ROBY,

18234

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WTRODUCTION,

abr 1823

Ediye THE Compiler of "English Grammar, adapta

, ing been frequently solicited to publish an Abrido ment of that work, for the use of children commencing their grammatical studies, he hopes that the epitome which he now offers to the public will be found useful and satisfactory.

His chief view, in presenting the book in this form, is, to preserve the larger work from being torn and delaced by the younger scholars, in thrir first study of the general outline which it prescribes; and, consequently, to render their application to each part both pew and inviting. Ifa small volume is better adapted to the taste of chil, dren than a large one ; and more readily engages their attention, from the apparent shortness of the road tliey have to travel, the abridgment will thence derire additional recommendations. To give these arguments the greatest weight, the book is neatly bound and printed with a fair letter and on good paper.

A slight inspection of the manner in which the work is executed, will show that it is not intendo ed to supply the place, or supercede the use of the original Grammar. If, however, the teachers of such children as can devote but a small part of their time to this study, should thiuk proper to make use of it, they will not, it is imagined, find it more defective than abridgments commonly are. It exhibits a general scheme of the subjects of Grammar, and contains definitions and rules, which the Compiler has endeavored to render as oxact, concise, and intelligibie,

as the nature of f subject would admit.

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