1891 printing of 1891 copyrighted text. Part of the Indiana State Series. Designed to follow the Elementary English Grammar and to serve as a complete one-book course for more advanced pupils. Teaches that thought is the essential thing and language is secondary to the idea to be expressed. Principles of language are explained and illustrated before rules are given. Examples of chapters: classification of words, properties and modifications, nouns and pronouns, the verb, the preposition, the subject, noun modifiers, analysis of sentences, synthesis, construction of adjective modifiers, punctuation, prosody. Schultz Archive's copy includes preface, TOC, pages 204 – 207 and 220 – 266, which cover prose composition, composition in series, and letter writing.