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NOBLE BUTLER, A.M.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846, by
MORTON & GRISWOLD,
District of Kentucky.
SINCE the publication of the first edition, this work has been carefully revised, and many corrections and improvements have been made. The Author would direct attention particularly to the “PARSING EXERCISES,” at the end of the book. These consist principally of selections from the best writers in the language; and they are regularly arranged according to the rules and remarks in the Syntax. Thus every principle is illustrated by quotations from the best authorities. The Author has attempted to remove difficulties by notes at the bottom of the page.
In the first edition an apology was made for giving new names to the tenses. But these names find so much favor with the best grammarians, that no apology is needed.
The Author would direct attention to his mode of treating Adjectives, Pronouns, Verbs, Prepositions, and Adverbs, in the Etymology; and to the Syntax. The rules for the Analysis of Sentences have been taken, with some changes, from Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammar.
ADVERTISEMENT TO TEACHERS.
The additional “Parsing Exercises” on the 216th and following pages, are so arranged that they may be used immediately after the corresponding exercises in the body of the work. Thus, if the teacher should find that any class has not become sufficiently acquainted with the noun by parsing the exercises on p. 33, he may turn to p. 216, where will be found additional exercises of the same kind. The additional exercises arranged according to the rules of Syntax, may be parsed in connection with those in the body of the work, or the parsing of them may be postponed till the pupil has gone through the Syntax.