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THEIR VARIATIONS CAREFULLY ARRANGED UNDER THEIR
RESPECTIVE PARTS OF SPEECH.
THE WHOLE INTERSPERSED WITH A VARIETY OF FAMILIAR
AND ENTERTAINING ILLUSTRATIONS, WELL ADAPTED TO
IMPART A THOROUGH AND CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE
A knowledge of grammar is the foundation of all literature. Without this
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832,
By Samuel B. EMMONS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
This arrangement of the principles of English grammar was originally designed for private use; but upon the solicitations of numerous individuals, who, having perused the manuscript, conceived it to be useful and instructive, and well calculated to answer the wants of the public, it has been put to press.
In most grammars, particularly those of the smaller class, the rules and variations of the parts of speech are so scattered from one end of the book to the other, that a student, wishing for any information not directly given under the proper head, must search a long time before he can obtain it; and perhaps, search in vain; for what is contained in one grammar may not be found in all.
The author of this compilation has endeavored to collect together all the essential rules, with their variations, and arrange them under the respective parts of speech to which they appertain. And, it is confidently believed, that no more are inserted than what are necessary to parse correctly the language for which they are composed.