Copyrighted 1893. The author is credited as Principal of Grammar School No. 3, Brooklyn, NY. The book is meant to cover the last two years of the primary course. Lessons are headed as "Things to Notice" and "Things to Do," while reviews are headed as "Things to Remember." It recommends that the teacher help students correct their writing while they are working on it, as opposed to making corrections after it has been written. Includes illustrations that serve as the subject matter of compositions. Includes lessons on stories for reproduction, supplying suitable words, letter writing, the parts of a statement, joining sentences, reproduction and quotation marks, words used to qualify, and composition exercises. The Schultz Archive copy contains various pages up to page 139. There is no TOC.
1889 printing of 1888 copyrighted text. Author is credited as Principal of Grammar School No. 3, Brooklyn, NY. Begins with gradual development of the sentence and the nature and office of the different parts of speech. The relations of words to each other precedes learning the words' proper forms. Includes exercises involving filling out sentences with the correct forms of words rather than correcting false syntax (although the appendix contains such exercises). Aims to make grammar more interesting and student progress more rapid. Preface claims it covers as much material as a two-book course on grammar. Examples of chapters include the following: Objects—Ideas; Analysis and Synthesis; Models for Written Analysis; Diagramming; Oral Parsing Models; Words Misused; Compound Sentences—Classification; Elliptical Sentences—Analysis; Bad Construction Improved; Composition—Subjects. Questions are used at the end of lessons. The book is structured to be progressive and its method inductive. The Schultz Archive copy includes the TOC, the index, a part of the appendix, and roughly forty to fifty pages from various chapters. Some of the pages are difficult to read due to the quality of the copies.