1866 printing of the 1866 copyrighted text. The author is credited as Principal of the Ringgold Grammar School, Philadelphia, and as author of A Grammar of the English Language. A condensed version of the author's larger Grammar for use as a textbook in schools. This text omits orthoepy, orthography, punctuation, and prosody. Large type and numbered paragraphs indicate what is to be memorized and recited. Accompanying the rules and definitions are examples, explanations, and exercises. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete text.