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Cicero, Hrarcus T. M. T. CICERONIS

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by

HILLIARD, GRAY, & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.


From John J. Owen, Principal of Cornelius Institute, New York, and Editor

of Xenophon's Anabasis. I have examined with some attention Cæsar's Commentaries, edited by Leverett, and Cicero's Orations, edited by Folsom, and am happy to recoinmend them to classical teachers, as being, in my estimation, far superior to any other editions of those works, to which students in this country have general access. The typography is fair and accurate, and the general appearance of the books does honor to the enterprising publisher. I hope these editions will be extensively used in our Academies and High Schools.

(Signed) John J. OWEN, Cornelius Institute. New York, Nov. 22, 1943.

I have attentively perused Leverett's Cæsar. The neatness and accuracy of the Text, and the beautiful adaptation of the Notes, compel me to use it in preference to any other that I have seen.

(Signed) E. H. JENNY, Principal of New York Institute. New York, Nov. 1, 1813.


From Charles E. West, Principal of Rutgers Female Institute, New York.

I take pleasure in commending to teachers the recent beautiful edition of Folsom's Cicero. The attractiveness of its text, notes, synoptical and analytical tables, and typographical execution, led me to place it in the hands of a class of young ladies, who are reading it with delight.

(Signed) CHARLES E. WEST, Principal of R. F. 1. New York, Nov. 1, 1843.

I have examined Cicero's Orations, edited by Charles Folsom, and prefer it to any other I have seen. The Synopsis and Analysis of each Oration are so beautifully given, that it seems as a Rhetoric, as well as a Text Book for learning Latin. I shall use it exclusively in the institution under my charge.

(Signed) E. H. JENNY, Principal of New York Institute. New York, Nov. 1, 1843.

I have carefully exainined the recent editions of Leverett's Cæsar, and Folsom’s Cicero, and fully concur in the opinions above expressed.

(Signed) Wm. A. Taylor, Principal of All Saints Parochial School. New York, Nov. 1843. Published by ROBERT S. DAVIS, School-book publisher, BOSTON.

And for sale by all the principal booksellers in the United States.




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The Second Edition of this book having been revised by the Editor of the present, in the year 1811, under the direction and with the assistance of the respected head of the institution for the use of which it was originally prepared, and having obtained the reputation of an accurate classical school-book, it was with regret that those who felt a personal concern in that edition, saw a third and surreptitious one make its appearance, deformed with the grossest errors, and, by the absence of all intelligent care, doing discredit to the classical school with the name of which it was associated.

At the instance, therefore, of his venerated friend, Dr. Abbot, the Editor undertook to publish a Fourth Edition, which should be less unworthy of the Roman orator, and of that seat of liberal discipline, so fondly remembered by so many of the friends of good learning in the community.

As to the Text, that of the edition of Cicero's works by Dr. Carey (among what are commonly called the Regent's Pocket Classics), which is derived from Olivet and Ernesti, has been adopted, as by far the best for a school-book ; since it not only affords the results of the labors of modern criticism upon this author; but for the distribution into paragraphs, the punctuation, and, in general, the judicious employment of the resources of the printing art to illustrate the sense, is probably unequalled. The words included in brackets are such as are considered to be spurious, or are rendered doubtful by being variously written in different MSS., or for some other reason are a subject of disagreement among critics. No change has been made in this text, except in conforming the orthography of certain words to that of the dictionaries and grammars in common use in this country, and distinguishing by accents certain equivocal words. The lines have been numbered in the margin, as well for the sake of disencumbering the body of the text of figures referring to the notes, as for the convenience of the instructer in exercising his pupils in grammatical analysis.

The Notes, according to the good usage which now prevails in books of this sort, have been placed by themselves at the end of the volume, that they may be consulted only when needed, in learning a lesson, and not when the pupil should rely on his memory, in reciting it. Some of the explanatory notes were rendered unnecessary by the improved state of the text, and these have been omitted; some that were wrong have been expunged or altered; and notwithstanding the faults of matter or

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