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First Lessons in Composition,

In which the PrinciDles of the Art are developed in connection with the
Principles of Grammar ; embracing full Directions on the subject of
Punctuation ; with Copious Exercises. By G. P. QUACKENBOS, A. M.
12mo, 182 pages.

These " First Lessons '' are intended for beginners in Grammar and Com-
position, and should be placed in their hands at whatever age it may be
deemed best for them to commence those branches. By a succession of
pleasing and ingenious exercises, they teach the young student the use of
words, and enable him to express his thoughts chastely, forcibly, and ele-
gantly, to analyze a subject properly, and to produce successively, after
given models, letters, descriptions, narrations, biographical sketches, essays,
and argumentative discourses.

This work, immediately on its publication, came into general use, and its
sale has been steadily increasing ever since. Many teachers who had not
before made Composition a regular branch of their course, on account of its
dryness, and the want of a proper text-book, found it so easy and pleasant
with the aid of these "First Lessons," that they at once introduced it, even
among very young classes, with wonderful effect in developing their intellec-
tual powers. The Publishers have yet to learn the first place in which the
work has not given entire satisfaction.

From TAYLER LEWIS, LL.D., Prof, of Greek, Union College, Schenectady, N. Y.
"We cannot say that this book is the best of the kind, for we have seen nothing
sike it. It is at the same time a system of grammar and rhetoric. It commences with
ne alphabet, and ends with a brief, yet very clear and practical, illustration of some
f the highest rules of good writing. It may be studied by the child who has just
learned to read, whilst, at the same time, it might be of no small service to many of the
graduates of our colleges."

From EICIIARD S. JAMES, Principal of High-School, Norristown, Ohio.
" After a careful examination of the book, I am prepared to say that I know of no
work equal to it for simplicity of arrangement, correctness of definition, and adaptation
to the wants of schools. It is TUB work."

From G. W. CLARKE, A.M., Asso. Princ. of Mt. Washington Coll. Institute, N. T.
" It is calculated, in my view (better than any similar work with which I am ac-
quainted), to render a practical knowledge of the English tongue, both more easy to
acquire and more easy to impart"

From the late Rector of the WilliamsburgJi, Grammar School.
"For an elementary work on Composition, I know of none in any degree equal
to it"

From GEO. E. NEFF, A.M., Pres. Soule Female College, Alurfreesboro*, Tenn.
"It is the lest school-look on this subject that I have seen ; I would not do without
tl for any reasonable consideration."


Quackenbos's English Grammar.

12mo, 288 pages.

Brief and clear in definition, happy in illustration, full and ingenious :a
its explanations, simple yet comprehensive, it is believed that this New
Grammar will meet every reasonable want. Great care has been taken to
adapt it to the school-room. The matter is divided into lessons, followed
in every case by an Exercise which applies in a great variety of ways the
principles laid down. To perform these Exercises, the pupil must under-
stand what he learns. There is no possibility here of mere surface-learning.

This work is not a stereotyped reproduction of the old Grammars ; the
author has innovated sufficiently to produce a philosophical system, never
changing for the sake of change, but never hesitating to innovate where it
was essential to consistency or simplicity. He has classified words as parts
of speech solely according to their use in the sentence, thus doing away
with all arbitrary distinctions, and greatly facilitating the pupil's labors.
There is no avoiding of difficulties. Puzzling constructions are fully explained.

In the matter of systematic parsing and the analysis of sentences, this
work strikes a happy medium, giving to each its proper share of attention.
Its system of analysis is peculiarly simple and natural, easily understood,
unencumbered with technical terms, and requiring no charts, diagrams, or
elaborate preparation on the teacher's part, to make it available.

The department of False Syntax is thought to be unrivalled in complete-
ness and practical bearing. Nothing is left to be supplied by oral instruc-
tion, to the great discomfort of the teacher. Indeed, this saving of labor to
the teacher is a prominent feature of the work, and has been specially
noticed by critics.

The Philadelphia North American, in a cordial endorsement of the
Grammar, says: "Those who are familiar with the difficulties attending the
imparting a knowledge of English Grammar to the youthful mind, should
hail with delight a book which will certainly relieve them of at least half
their trouble, and make the remainder light."

Fe\v books have been so cordially received and strongly endorsed as thia
new Grammar. Teachers are solicited to examine it for themselves.





as mutual Keys to each.

Reader. By JOUK W.^Ho




>, G.P.
A nejtural philos|ophy.




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