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A NEW

LATIN DELECTUS

ADAPTED TO

THE ARRANGEMENT

OF

THE ETON, AND EDWARD THE SIXTH'S

LATIN GRAMMARS.

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THE REV. H. C. ADAMS, MA.

LATE FELLOW OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFOKD,
AUTHOR OF THE "NEW GBEEK DELECTUS" ETC.

FOURTH THOUSAND.

LONDON:
DAVID NUTT, 270, STRAND.

M.DOCO.LVII.

Price is. Cd.

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

The plan of the present little work is in all respects similar to that of the Greek Delectus, by the same author, which appeared in the spring of last year. The reason assigned for the publication of the latter, was, that the books which usually accompanied the first study of Greek were of little service in acquiring a knowledge of the grammar; but required that such knowledge should be to some extent already attained, before they could be used. The same objection applies to those commonly employed in teaching the rudiments of Latin; and there are reasons which render it even more desirable to remove the difficulty thus occasioned, than in the former instance. Latin is almost invariably the first learnt; the pupil, therefore, has not the advantage of any previous acquaintance with grammar, which

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