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Development of the Science with Exhaustive
Practice in Composition.
A COURSE OF PRACTICAL LESSONS ADAPTED FOR USE IN
LOWER CLASSES OF COLLEGES.
BRAINERD KELLOGG, A.M.,
Lessons in English” and “ Higher Lessons in English."
CLARK & MAYNARD, PUBLISHERS,
5 BARCLAY STREET.
LANGUAGE LESSONS: GRAMMAR— COMPOSITION.
A COMPLETE COURSE IN TWO BOOKS ONLY.
THE BEST AND THE CHEAPEST.
1. GRADED LESSONS IN ENGLISH:
AN ELEMENTARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR, consisting of One Hundred
160 pages, 16mo. Bound in linen.
II. HIGHER LESSONS IN ENGLISH:
the science of the language is made tributary to the art of
BY ALONZO REED, A.M., & BRAINERD KELLOGG, A.M., Instructor in English Grammar in the Professor of English Language and Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Literature in the Brooklyn CollegiInstitute.
ate and Polytechnic Institute.
The two books completely cover the ground of Grammar and Composition, from the time the scholar usually begins the study of grammar until it is finished in the High-School or Academy.
The delightful Portia, in the “Merchant of Venice," says, “ If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." This sentence, long ringing in the author's ears, has had its profound truth confirmed to him daily in his attempts to teach pupils rhetoric.
No professor of music, text-book as well as instructor, sits down before his pupil, expounds the principles upon which the art rests, explains how this and that piece should be rendered, instances model performers, warns the pupil against the errors into which he is liable to fall, and then goes away imagining that his work is done, and that the youth is now, or, under such training, is likely ever to become, a musician. In addition to all this teaching, how many scores of times does he compel the practice, under his watchful eye and ear, of every scale and selection, insist upon the proper giving of every note, attend to the manipulation of all the organs concerned in its making; and how rejoiced is he if, even with such minute and painstaking instruction, the pupil grows, under his tuition, into a tolerable singer or player!
But in teaching the art of arts, the art of thinking and expressing thought, text-books stop short with the development of the science, with the presentation of its principles, adding, it may be, for correction, some sentences violating these; their authors thinking that the