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Adapted to the Grammar lately published by
L. MURRAY; confisting of
Designed for the Benefit of Private Learners,
as well as for the Use of Schools.
The Third Edition, corrected,
Price bound; Exercises
" We have been much pleased with the perusal of these Exercises. They occupy, with distinguished excellence, a most im. portant place in the Science of the English Language ; and, as luch, we can warmly recommend them to the teachers of schools, as well as to wil those who are desirous of attaining correctness anu precision in iheir native tongue."
Monthly Review, July, 1797
“ For a particular account of the very useful English Grammar, to wrich thef Exercises refer, we must request our readers to turn back to Review, Vol. xxiii. page 646. The value of that work is greatly increased by this large collection of ex. amples, under the heads above mentioned. They are stlećied with great judgment, and very happily adapted to the purpose of correcting common errors in writing and speaking: they afford the learner a large field of employment; which, carefully gone through. either in writing or orally, will not fail to produce a habit of attention to accuracy.-With respect to the matter, as well as the language of these examples, we are much pleased with the Author's choice: both vulgarity and peculiarity of sentiment, are judiciously avoided."
Extract from the Analytical Review, Sept. 1797. ** These Exercises are, in general, well calulated to promote the purpose of information, not only with regard to orthography and punctuation, but also in point of phraseology, syntax, and precile perfpicuity of compofition."
Criticai Review, QEtaber, 1797.
“ This book has been accidentally millaid; but we willingly repeat the praile we formerly gave the Author for his English Grammar. There is great judgment thown in these Exercises ; and, what is no common merit, the greatest perspicuity in the adaptation of the examples to the several rules."
British Critic, November, 1798.
Young persons who kave left school, as well as persons more advanced in life, and who have not attained a competent knowledge of English Grammar, and the principles of accurate com. position, may, by carefully perusing these Exercises, and com. paring them with the Key, readily become their own infiructers, and confiderably improve them lives, in this important branch of Literature. To render the corrections obvious and inielligible to all readers, the Key, which is necessary to the work, not only repeats every sentence at large, in its correcte form, but mostly distinguishes the variations, by Italic characters.
AN ABRIDGMENT OF
L. MURRAY'S English Grammar. With an Appendix, containing an Exemplification of the Parts of Speech. De signed for the younger Class of Learners. The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged.
Price, bouni, 15.
“ Having already expressed at large our approbation of Mr. Murray's English Grammar, we have only, in announcing this Abridgment, to observe, that it appears to us to be made with great judgmert, and that we do not know a performance of this kind better fitted for the use of chiluren. This small Grammar has alio the recommendation of being very neaily printed. It may be very properly used as an introduction to the Author's larger work."
Analytical Review, October, 1797.
«« This abridgment is not intended,' as the Author observes in the preface, " to supply the place, or fuperfede the use of the original Grammar',' of which we gave an account in our Catalogue for July, 1796. •If however, (adds Mr. Murray,) the teachers of such children as can devote but a finall part of their time to this study, should think proper to make use of it, they will not, it is imagined, find it more defective than abridgments are in general. It exhibits a general scheme of the subjects of Granimar; and contains definitions and rules, which the Compiler has endeavoured to render as exact, cuncise, and intelligilile, as the nature of the subject would admit. The iltors who may adop' this Abridgment merely as an introduction to the larger Grammar, will perceive in it a material acivantage, which other Short works do not pufiefs; namely, that the progress of their pupils will be accilera:ed, and the pleasure of study increaled, when they find th mselves advanced to a grammar, which exacily pursues the plan of ihe book they have Audied :'—The remark is cerainly jiit and well founded."
Mont'ly Review, Novembir, 1797.
“ An introductory book on Grammar cannot be made too plain and simple; and this Author has therefore done wisely, in fele&ting from his larger work, (noticed Brit. Crit, vol. viii. p.557.) such particulars as form a convenient book of initiation for children. It is not inten ied by the Author, that the prefent Grammar fhould fuperiede his larger work, but that it fhould serve an introduction to it. English Grammars are now fo numerous, that selection becomes difficult; but Mr. Murray's is certainly one of those that are well executed."
British Critic, September, 1798.