This is an excerpt of the 1868 printing of the 1867 copyrighted text. The author has a Master of Arts and is the superintendent of the Bingham School. The work professes to innovation in response to the study of philology of the period; it discusses grammar as a science with laws. It professes an interest in plain English to foreign words. Its definitions are identical to those in Latin grammar. Credits the influence of Mulligan, Latham, Richardson, Goold Brown, and Butler. Its etymology and syntax are derived from German grammars of Latin and Greek. Rules and their explanations are followed by the copious parsing exercises. Excerpt includes preface, ToC, and chapters on orthography and nouns.