1891 printing of 1891 copyrighted text. The author is credited with a Master of Arts and as Superintendent Public Schools, Providence, R.I. A collection of 343 lessons structured to develop language and grammar skills simultaneously for pupils of the higher grammar grades. Text considers the pupils needs first then that of the teacher followed, lastly, by the needs of the subject. Covers grammar as the science of the sentence and the elements of composition as the art of writing. The grammar part covers includes analysis and punctuation. The composition part covers the forms of epistolary, social, business, and parliamentary writing; it also provides for practice in writing through exercises in the selection and arrangement of words, in description, narration, reproduction, paraphrase, and essay-writing. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 299 page text.