..C BY R. G. PARKER, A. M., REVISED AND ENLARGED, BY JAMES H. HAMILTON, M.D., PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC, ENGLISH LITERATURE, ETC. "Ordo et modus omnia breviora reddunt." BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY ROBERT S. DAVIS & CO. NEW YORK: OAKLEY, MASON & CO., AND A. S. BARNES & CO. PHILADELPHIA: J. A. BANCROFT & COMPANY. THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 501430 A ASTOR, ILNO AND TILDEN FOL R ONS L GREENLEAF'S New Comprehensive Series; AN ENTIRELY NEW MATHEMATICAL COURSE, Fully adapted to the best methods of modern instruction. THE COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC, AND NATIONAL ARITHMETIC, REVISED, Containing the Metric System of Weights and Measures, continue to be published. REASONS, In brief, for giving the books of Greenleaf's New Series the preference to all others: 1. 2. 3. They are common-sense text-books-clear and practical. They are modern, and adapted to the best methods of teaching. They form a complete graded series for all classes of learners, and for schools of all grades. 4. Each book is complete in itself, and the series such that any degree of Mathematical knowledge may be obtained in the least possible time. 5. The books are all handsomely and durably made, and, in regard to economy, the cheapest of the kind extant. ROBERT S. DAVIS & CO., PUBLISHERS, BOSTON. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by R. S. DAVIS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by R. S. DAVIS, in the office of the 2 PREFACE. EW text-books, if any, have acquired greater popularity, or retained it for a longer time, than Parker's Exercises in Composition. To render the work still more acceptable to teachers, the present edition has been prepared. The whole work is now arranged in Four Parts, and the classification of topics improved, by grouping together, in distinct parts, those which should be treated as a particular department of the general subject. The more important principles have been thrown into the form of rules, and numbered, in order that they may be more readily referred to, and better remembered. The increased attention now being given in schools to the study of Rhetoric has induced the editor to make some additions to the original work. All that relates to Style, and the use of Capital Letters and Punctuation in this revision, is new material. In revising the work, it has been the editor's aim to include nearly all the leading principles 3 30X500 |