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WITH SOME IMPROVEMENTS,
FOLLOWING ADDITIONS :
METRICAL KEY TO THE ODES OF HORACE;
LIST OF LATIN AUTHORS
USED AMONG THE ROMANS.
BY BENJAMIN A. GOULD,
MASTER OF THE PUBLIC LATIN-SCHOOL OF BOSTON.
It must be remembered, that if the grammar be the first book put into the learner's hands,
it should also be the last to leave them. Pref. to Buttmann's Greek Gram
This Edition is adopted by the University at Cambridge, Mass. and is recommended
to the use of those who are preparing for that Seminary.
MARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
JANUARY 25, 1924
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO IT:
District Clerk's Office. BE it remembered, That on the seventh day of July, A. D. 1825, and in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings, Hilliard,
& Co. of the said Gistrict, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
" Adam's Latin Grammar, with some Improvements, and the following Additions : Rules for the right Pronunciation of the Latin Language ; Metrical Key to the Odes of Horace; a List of Latin Authors arranged according to the different Ages of Roman Literature; Tables, showing the Value of the various Coins, Weights, and Measures, used among the Romans.' By Benjamin A. Gould, Master of the Public Latin-School of Boston."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled," An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and' books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein' mentioned :" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits there. of to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching, historical and other prints."
JOHN W DAVIS,
Stereotyped at the
The experience of twenty-six years, and the united approbation of the most judicious instructers in our country, give ample testimony to the excellence of Adam's Latin Grammar. And it is worthy of remark, that, amidst the changes of almost every thing connected with education, this work has maintained its popularity throughout the country since the year 1799, when it was recommended by the University at Cambridge. But several typographical errors, which were adopted from that Edinburgh edition, from which the first American edition was copied, have been transmitted through subsequent editions to the present time with such scrupulous exactness, that they have now become canonized, and are received as authority. Besides these, other errors have been creeping in, till a thorough revision of the work has become necessary.
At the time this book was first compiled, the state of education in Scotland may have been such as to render the connexion of the Latin with the English necessary, in the manner they were blended by Dr. Adam; but that necessity does not exist in this country, where English grammar is separately taught from the more complete systems of Lowth and Murray. For this reason, and because what is not used in a manual becomes a hindrance, the portion pertaining exclusively to English grammar has been omitted in this edition ; and some few additions and alterations have been made which were deemed important. But in all cases where it was practicable, the words of the original grammar have been preserved.
The following are some of the principal alterations in the present edition. The powers and sounds of the letters are explained—a few concise rules are given for the right