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which it was compiled. He believes it is not too much to say, that it not only embraces, but presents in a more convenient method and form, the best portions, at least the most useful, of the works of Blair, Whateley, Beattie, Campbell, and Watts, while it comprehends, besides, the Practical Exercises, the History of the English Language and Literature, and the selections from British and American Poets, with critical notices, which did not enter into the plan of any of the above works.
As now enlarged, the work will, it is hoped, be deemed worthy of a general introduction into academies, while it has not thereby lost, in any degree, its adaptedness to the wants of common schools, especially in the improved condition to which they are advancing from year to year. Watertown, January 2, 1846.
VI. Variety of Structure and Expression
II. Variety of Arrangement (continued)
III. Variety of Arrangement (continued)
V. Expression of Ideas (continued)
VI. Expression of Ideas (continued)
CHAP. V. Composition
XV. Perspicuity in the Structure of Sentences
XVI. Of Clearness
XVII. Of Unity
XIX. Of Harmony
XX. Of Sound united to the Sense
XXXIII. Of Interrogation and Exclamation
XL. Of the more General Rules for Composition
OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF COMPOSITION.
XXXV. Of additional Secondary Tropes.
XXXVIII. Of Wit
XXXIX. Critical Examination of Passages containing Figurative
SECT. I. On Letter-writing
II. Letter-writing (continued)
XI. Of Pastoral and Descriptive Poetry
XII. Of Didactic and Lyric Poetry
SECT. II. Examples of English Lyrics
IV. Descriptive Essays (continued)
II. Of the Primitive Languages of Europe.
IV. Of the early History of the English Language
V. The Effect on it of the Saxon Conquest
VI. The Effect on it of the Danish Conquest
VII. The Effect on it of the Norman Conquest
VIII. Of the Modern History of our Language
IX. The same Subject continued.
IV. English Novels and Romances
V. The English Periodical Press
VI. English Philosophers and Critics of the present Century
CHAP. I. English Literature under the Tudors and the first Stuarts
II. English Literature from the Restoration to the Reign of
CH VII, SEC. III Samuel Butler, Author of Hudibras
V. Dr. Samuel Johnson, his Criticism on Milton
II. The present State of American Literature, and its
III. Concluding Remarks upon our National Literature 205