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English Grammar & Composition.

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G. & W.B. WHITTAKER, Ave-Maria Lane.

ALLEN'S GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, newly arranged and improved, with numerous Exercises, and Questions for Examination. By the Rev.W. ALLEN, M.A. Head Master of Bolton School. 18mo. 3s. bd.

PINNOCK'S CATECHISM of the PRINCIPLES of ENGLISH GRAMMAR. Price 9d.

The 'ACCIDENCE; or, First Rudiments of English Grammar. By ELLEN DEVIS. Sixteenth Edition. 12mo. price 1s. 6d. bound.

ELEMENTS of PUNCTUATION, with Notes, Critical and Explanatory. 18mo. price 1s. 6d. bound.

KEY to the ELEMENTS of PUNCTUATION. 18mo. 2s. bound.

DICTATION EXERCISES; with suitable Orthographical Instructions. By M. BEASLEY. 18mo. Is. 6d. bd.

A GRAMMAR of RHETORIC; or Instructions for writing good and elegant English, formed into Rules and Exercises. By the Rev. D. T. FOSBROOKE. 18mo. price Is. 6d. bound.

A GRAMMAR of RHETORIC and POLITE LITERATURE; illustrated by appropriate Examples, selected chiefly from the British Classics, for the Use of Schools and private Instruction. By A. JAMIESON, LL.D. 12mo. price 6s. boards.

The RHETORICAL EXAMINER; comprehending Questions and Exercises on the Grammar of Rhetoric,' for the use of Schools and private Students. By the same, 18mo. price 3s. bound.

PINNOCK'S CATECHISMS of LOGIC and RHETORIC. Price 9d. each.

A GRAMMAR of LOGIC and INTELLECTUAL PHILOSOPHY, on Didactic Principles; for the use of Schools and private Students. By A. JAMIESON, LL.D. 12mo. price 6s. bound.

The YOUNG LOGICIAN'S COMPANION; comprising Questions and Exercises on the Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy.' By the same. Price 1s. 6d.

GRAMMATICAL INSTITUTES :

OR, AN

EASY INTRODUCTION

TO

Dr. Lowth's English Grammar:

DESIGNED FOR

THE USE OF SCHOOLS,

And to lead Young Gentlemen and Ladies into the
Knowledge of the first Principles of the

English Language.
BY JOHN ASH, LL. D.

WITH AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING,
I. The Declension of irregular and defective Verbs.
II. The Application of the Grammatical Institutes.
III. Some useful Observations on the Ellipsis.
IV. Exercises of Bad English.

A NEW EDITION, corrected and improved.

BANBURY:
PRINTED BY J. RUSHER,

FOR

W. RUSHER,
AND SOLD BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS,

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PREFACE.

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VE importance of an English educa

tion is now pretty well understood; and it is generally acknowledged, that not only for ladies, but for young gentlemen designed merely for trade, an intimate acquaintance with the properties and beauties of the English tongue would be a very desirable and necessary attainment; far preferable to a smattering of the learned languages.

But then, it has been supposed, even by men of learning, that the English tongue is too vague and untractable to be reduced to any certain standard, or rules of construction, and that a competent knowledge of it cannot be attained without an acquaintance with the Latin.

For my part, I hope these gentlemen are mistaken, because this would be an in

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