1835 printing of the second edition of the 1834 copyrighted text. Parker is credited with a Master of Arts, as the Principal of the Franklin Grammar school, and as author of Progressive Exercises in English Composition. Fox is credited with a Master of Arts and as Principal of the Boylston Grammar School. The preface states the text is based on the authors' experience as teachers and purposely uses repetitions and a colloquial style to speak its audience. The "usual arrangement" is not followed. Instead, the pupil is first taught to analyze words and phrases, and etymology and syntax are reserved for after the pupil is familiar with the simpler parts of a sentence. The parsing exercises are designed to give students practice in supplying the ellipses in sentences. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 96 page text.
1835 printing of the 1834 copyrighted text. The text uses pictorial illustrations to aid in the instruction of parts of speech. The text covers orthography, etymology and syntax. The syntax sections has examples to be parsed. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1835 printing of the 1834 copyrighted text. The introduction explains the author has taught for ten years and sought to write a text for his own use that comported to his own methods of teaching grammar. He states his text recognizes most of the principles adopted by Murray, but differs in the mode and style of illustrating them. His style of language has been adapted to the juvenile mind and he uses a philosophical mode of parsing and correcting false syntax and orthography to exercise the understanding of the pupil. The text uses numerous questions in each section as a method of exercising students' understanding. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1835 printing (third edition) of the 1835 copyrighted text. Frost is credited as the editor. This is an American edition of the English book Lessons on Objects, published by teachers of the Pestalozzian school. In this edition hard and Latinized words have been replaced with common ones. Objects are broken down into parts and qualities. Certain lessons are written as dialogues between children and the teacher. The investigation of the objects at the center of these lessons increases in complexity as the lessons progress. Later lessons are written in full paragraphs or as a series of questions. Some of the objects or scenes are illustrated by the wood cut engravings. The book is sectioned into five series, the last two are further separated into subsections such as "on the senses" or "on the metals." The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text. Some of the pages are dark and may be difficult to read.