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with it, and designed as auxiliaries to its princi. pal purpose, has become entitled to the gratitude of every friend to English literature, and to true virtue.” Dr. Miller's Retrospect of the Eighteenth
“ By Grammar you have been taught the nature, power, and construction of the English language; and that, not in a superficial manner, but by the most comprehensive system now extant, the larger Grammar of Mr. Lindley Murray; in which the delicacies, refinements, and peculiarities of our language, are inculcated and exemplified. The unwearied exertions of this.gentleman have done more towards elucidating the obscurities, and embellishing the structure, of our language, than any other writer on the subject. Such a work has long been wanted; and, from the success with which it is executed, cannot be too highly appreciated.” Dr. Abercrombie's Charges to the Senior
Class of the Philadelphia Academy, published 1804 and 1806.
“I need not acquaint the public, with the merit and success of Lindley Murray's Grammar ; which seems to have superseded every other. Indeed, when we consider the plain simple mode of instruction he has adopted; the extent of ob. servation he has displayed ; and the copious variety of illustration he has added; we shall not wonder, that this Grammar has been so universally applauded.”
Walker's Outlines of English Grammar.
CHAP. 1. Corrections of the false Orthography,
arranged under the respective rules 1 2. Corrections of the false Orthography,
CHAP. 1. Corrections of the false Syntax, arranged under the rules
18 2. Corrections of the false Syntax,
CHAP. 1. Applications of the Comma, dispos
ed under the particular rules 86 2. Insertions of the Semicolon and Comma
94 3. Applications of the Colon, &c. 96 4. Insertions of the Period, &c. 97 5. Applications of the Dash ; of the
Notes of Interrogation and Ex-
stances of defective puoctuation 100
PESPICUITY AND ACCURACY.
First, with respect to single words and phrases.
Page CHAP. 1. Corrections of the errors that relate to Purity
110 2. Corrections of the errors that relate to Propriety
112 3. Corrections of the errors which respect Precision
Secondly, with respect to the construction of
CHAP. 1. Corrections of the errors which re
late to the Clearness of a sentence 120 2. Corrections of the errors relating to the Unity of a sentence
126 3. Corrections of the errors which re
spect the Strength of a sentence 129 4. Corrections of the errors that relate to Figures of speech
139 5. Corrections of the errors in the
chapter of Promiscuous Exer-
Alphabetical Index to the Grammar, the
KEY TO THE EXERCISES..
Containing corrections of the false Orthrography
arranged under the respective Rules.
Grammar, p. 37.
Exercises p. 30.
IT is no great merit
to spell properly; but a great defect to do it incorrectly.
Jacob worshiped his Creator, leaning on the jop of his staff
We may place too little, as well as too much, stress upon dreams.
Our manners should be neither gross, nor excessively refined.
* A regular explanation of the Exercises in parsing, would occupy a great portion of this volume; and, after all, would be of little use to the learner: a Key to Part I. is therefore omitted. General directions, respecting the mode of Parsing, may be seen in the twelfth, or any subsequent edition of the Grammar, page 215. If they are carefully studied, they will enable the learner to parse all the exercises.
Grammar jaye 58. Exercises, page 31. Acar: sigriiñès ia: -charriot of war, or a small cairiage of burden.
In the names of drugs and plants, the mistake in a word may endanger life.
Nor undeligktful is the ceaseless hum
To him who muses through the woods at noon. T'he fin of a fish is the limb, by which he balances his body, and moves in the water.
Many a trap is laid to insnare the feet of youth.
Many thousand families are supported by the simple business of making mats.
We should subject our fancies to the govern. ment of reason.
If thou art seeking for the living amongst the dead, thou weariest thyself in vain.
If we have denied ourselves sinful pleasures, we shall be great gainers in the end.
We shall not be the happier for possessing talents and affluence, unless we make a right use of them.
The truly good mind is not dismayed by poverty, afflictions, or death.
RULE IV. Grammar, p. 38. Exercises, p. 32. It is a great blessing to have a sound mind, uninfluenced by fanciful humours.
Common calamities, and common blessings, fall heavily upon the envious.
The comeliness of youth are modesty and frankness ; of age, condescension and dignity.
When we act against conscience, we become the destroyers of our own peace,