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LATIN PROSE-BOOK:

CONTAINING

ALL THE LATIN PROSE NECESSARY FOR

ENTERING COLLEGE.

WITR

REFERENCES TO HARKNESS'S AND ANDREWS AND STODDARD'S LATIN
GRAMMAKS, NOTES, CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY, A VOCABULARY,

AND A GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INDEX

By J. H. HANSON, A. M.,

PRINCIPAL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS, PORTLAND, MB

FIFTEENTH EDITION,
ENLARGED AND IMPROVED.

BOSTON:
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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by

J. A. HANSON,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

CROSBY AND AINSWORTH,
in the Clerk's Offilos of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by

J. H. HANSON,
in the Clerk's Ofice of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

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PREFACE.

The preparation of this volume was commenced some years since in the belief that the Latin preparatory course for college, both in the variety and arrangement of the materials composing it and in the materials themselves, could be improved ; and that, by comprising in a single volume what is usually obtained from three or four, the expenses of the young student could be very considerably lessened. A desire to awaken a deeper interest in classical studies as well as to promote thoroughness in their pursuit, and to contribute something towards placing the advantages of a liberal education within the reach of all, is my apology, therefore, for adding another to the already numerous list of school-books.

The idea which I have endeavored to keep constantly before me, is that of a drill-book ; and, in strict accordance with this idea, nothing has been introduced, whether by way of grammatical references, synonyms, notes, history, or geography, which it is not deemed important that the student should make himself acquainted with

The references at the foot of the page are made to the Revised Edition of Andrews and Stoddard's and to Kühner's Latin Grammars. The former of these works is too widely known and too extensively used to need any commendation of mine: of the latter I would say, as the result of some ten years' trial and almost daily reference, that it is not so widely known nor so extensively used as it deserves to be ; and if the result of my humble effort shall be to call attention to its merits and give it a wider circulation, I shall be highly gratified. Besides giving teachers a choice in the use of grammars, it is

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