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LATE PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES IN THE ALBANY ACADEMY, AND AUTHOR OP THU

SERIES OF GRAMMARS, GREEK, LATIN, AND ENGLISH, ON THE SAME PLAN. ETC.

FORTY-EIGHTH REVISED EDITION.

NEW YORK:
PRATT, OAKLEY & COMPANY,

21 MURRAY STREET.

1859.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

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katered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853,

BY PETER BULLIONS, in the Clerk's Office, of the District Court of the United States, in and to the

Northern District of New York,

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STEREOTYPED BY C, C SAVAGB

13 Chambers Street, N Y.

PREFACE.

This work is prepared on a more extended plan than the “ Principles of Euglish Grammar," and is intended to occupy a higher place in the “ Series of Grammars, English, Latin, and Greek, on the same plan.” Since that work was first published, a greater interest has been taken in the subject of education generally, than for a long period before. Difference of opinion, on various subjects, has led to discussion-discussion to investigation, and investigation to the discovery and establishment of truth. As a consequence of this, that which was sound and stable before has been confirmed-many points that were doubtful have been settled-new and improved methods of investigating subjects, and of imparting instruction, have been adopted, and the whole subject of education, in both theory and practice, has been advanced much beyond what it was at any former period. In this onward progress, the subject of English grammar has not been left behind. Teachers in both higher and lower seminaries, have given it their attention-authorities have been compared-original investigations have been made views have been interchanged, privately and through the press—all resulting in the advancement of this branch of study. In accordance with these movements, many suggestions have been made to the author of this work for its improvement; all of them entitled to respect and consideration from the sources from which they came, and the friendly manner in which they have been communicated; and many of them no less for their intrinsic value and importance. Several new works, also, on this subject have been published, both in this country and in Britain, which have added sometu.ng, in different ways, to former attainments. To all these, I am indebted for many suggestions here carried out.

This, though not essentially different from the former, is yet in some respects a new work. has been almost entirely rewritten. Corrections, where thought necessary,

have been made. The whole is enlarged moro than one third. The subject of ANALYSIS, wholly omitted in the former work, is here introduced in its proper place; and to an extent in accordance with its importance. Many questions on disputed points have been examined with much care; and something, it is hoped, has been done to contribute

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