1853 printing of 1853 copyrighted text. The author is a reverend and credited as Principal of the Oakland Female Seminary. The preface explains the author's interest in female education and his belief that rather than too much education spoiling women, it makes them more loving and a more positive (and religious) influence on the family. These letters have been adapted from their original form as lectures to students. They include topics such as study, conversation, religion, manners, dancing, temperance, marriage, duties to parents, spoiled girls, and teaching. There is also an appendix on female education. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1853 printing of the 1853 copyrighted text. The author is a reverend and credited with a Master of Arts degree and as the author of two other books on grammar. The book aims to avoid the pitfalls of offering too little assistance to students or providing too much, while preparing them to undertake the discussion of a subject in a methodological and logical manner. Its first part covers sentence making with sections on the parts of a sentence, kinds of sentences, analysis of sentences, and the synthesis and composing of fables. The second part covers variety of expression, looking at arrangement, structure, word choice, synonyms, and colloquial and narrative forms. Part three covers description and figurative language and has sections on description, narrative, biography, history, epistolary, figures of speech, theme outlines, essay outlines, and declamation and oration. The fourth party covers punctuation and versification. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1853 printing of 1853 copyright text that has been revised and adapted for the use of schools in the United States. The is credited as Reverend Dr. Brewer of Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, and as the author of books on scientific knowledge and Roman history. A guide to English composition based on a vast number of themes referencing history and literature. It's first part contains themes missing either the moral inference or the conclusion. The second part contains themes missing the introduction and historical illustrations. The third part contains themes in which "every division is omitted except the six or eight reasons and the quotations." (The main claims and quotations are provided, and the student is expected to write them together.) The fourth part contains additional subjects for exercise in English, French, Italian, and Latin. There are 200 themes in all. The book is similar to Walker's The Tutor's Assistant. The book suggests methods of use for "the very young," those between eleven and thirteen, and older, advanced students. The Schultz Archive includes the complete text, and it is in fairly good shape. There are a few highlighter marks that obscure text throughout.
Paine's only surviving son, Robert Troup Paine, committed suicide in 1851 while at Harvard. Paine and his wife compiled Memoir of Robert Troup Paine, a volume of more than ninety-one of the compositions, theme papers, and letters that his son had written during his schooling, and presented the printed volume, bound in embossed leather, to Harvard - Dictionary of Early American Philosophers. Ed. John R. Shook.