This new and revised edition was printed in 1883 and is an abridged version of the Institutes of Grammar published the previous year (1882). It was originally revised by Goold Brown in 1855. Goold Brown is credited as the author of The Grammar of English Grammar. Henry Kiddle has a Master of Arts degree and is credited as the Late Superintendent of Common Schools in New York City. According to the title page, Kiddle's contribution "arranged to form a series of language lessons, with exercises in analysis, parsing, and construction." The book is section into orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody. Exercises follow rules, Review questions end each chapter. The syntax chapter uses false syntax examples to be corrected. Prosody is divided into punctuation, utterance, composition and letter-writing/epistles. The Schultz Archive includes the complete text (pages 136-37 repeat). The scans are good quality.
Excerpts from the 1882 printing of the work, copyrighted 1882. Revised from Brown's 1856 revised text. Goold Brown is credited as the author of The Grammar of English Grammar. Henry Kiddle has a Master of Arts degree and is credited as the Late Superintendent of Common Schools in New York City. Brown's textbook is a thorough grammar handbook that is designed for use by anyone who needs instruction in English grammar. Brown works from the basis that language is the foundation of thought and that it should be taught as such. The authors thoughts on teaching and composition are laid out in the preface. The book is sectioned into orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody. Exercises follow rules, review questions end each chapter. The orthography chapter also has exercises for writing at its end. The etymology and syntax chapters have exercises in analysis, parsing, and construction. Prosody is divided into punctuation, utterance, figures, versification, and exercises in scanning. Appendix one covers composition and letter-writing/epistles. Appendix two covers qualities of style: purity, propriety, precision, perspicuity, unity, and strength. Appendix three covers poetic diction. Appendix four has the answer key to examples of false syntax for correction. The Schultz Archive only includes excerpts, but does include the lengthy preface and contents in their entirety. The text is largely good quality, but some highlighter does obscure text and some pages are slightly cut off.
No information on the printing is provided. The copyright is 1827. The author is credited as the author of two other books on grammar. It is designed for the youngest learners or those who need an easy introduction before moving on to a "larger treatise," such as the author's The First Lines of English Grammar and The Institutes of English Grammar (both of which are also included in the Schultz Archive). Its method is a systematic mode of parsing and memorization, adapted to the monitorial method of instruction and any method where the book is the principal source of information. It covers orthography, etymology, and syntax. The parsing exercises are followed by question and answer dialogues, presumably to be memorized by the students. The Schultz Archive includes the complete text, and it is in good quality.