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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.

CHAP. V. Composition
VI. Genius
VII. Taste

XVII. Of Unity
XVIII. Of Strength.

XIX. Of Harmony

XX. Of Sound united to the Sense

General Statements
CHAP. I. Of Letters

XXXV. Of additional Secondary Tropes.
XXXVI. Of Miscellaneous Figures of Speech
XXXVII. Of Allusions


XXXIX. Critical Examination of Passages containing Figurative

SECT. I. On Letter-writing

II. Letter-writing (continued)
III. Specimens of Letter-writing
II. Of Dialogue and Enigmas

III. Of History

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