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.
1867 printing of the 1866 copyrighted text. The author (spelled "Hailman" here) is credited with a Master of Arts and is the Principal of the English and German Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. The introduction is by James N. McElligott, who is credited with a Doctor of Laws in English degree. McElligott's introductions explains that the text doesn't make the errors of some object-teaching that focuses on facts without order, but rather provides mental discipline through following the indications of nature and the laws of mind. In the author's words, the principal aim of school education is to teach students how to form ideas and how to express them. This theoretical treatise on education covers object lessons, development of the faculties, grammar, geometry, and natural history. The text includes illustrative examples. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1866 printing. An introductory work, consisting chiefly of definitions to be committed to memory. The appendix contains sounds of letters, rules of spelling, and lists of irregular verbs, and figures of speech. The book follows the orthography, etymology, syntax, prosody structure. Each lesson uses a catechistic (question/answer) structure. The Schultz Archive copy contains the preface, TOC, and first nineteen pages of the text.
1866 printing of the 1866 copyrighted text. Fewsmith is credited with a Master of Arts and as Principal of an English and Classical School. Singer is credited as Principal of Zane Street Grammar School. The preface states there is an elementary introduction to this work being prepared. The work seeks to offer just the right amount of explanation to aid students in the understanding of its principles. It is for the classroom and personal study, following the usual division of the four parts of grammar: orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody. Includes examples, models, and exercises (in parsing, false syntax, analysis). Credits the influence of Goold Brown. A grammar handbook structured around simple definitions. The Schultz Archive copy includes only up to page 40 (including the preface and ToC) of a text that is at least 228 pages.