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QUINCTILIAN. I. 4. 5.
A NEW EDITION,
CAREFULLY REVISED AND CORRECTED,
BY WILLIAM PIPER. A.M. LL.D.
PROFESSOR OF HUMANITY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREW's.
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The present edition of this excellent elementary work has been carefully revised and corrected. It has been compared throughout with the last edition superintended by the author; and many errors which appear in recent impressions have been detected and removed. In order to secure accuracy of pronunciation, and promote an early practical acquaintance with Prosody, the quantities of syllables have been marked to a much greater extent than formerly. The quotations and references with which the work abounds have been compared with the original authorities, and
rectified in numerous instances. The object of the Editor has been, not to make any alteration on the Obody of the work, but to restore the text to its origi
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