1869 printing of 1862 copyrighted text. Author is credited as Superintendent of Schools, Oswego, NY. Sixth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Preface states text is a definite course of elementary instruction adapted to philosophic view of the "laws of childhood." Credits influence of Pestalozzi and is largely drawn (with permission) from the work of Elizabeth Mayo. Includes chapters on color, form, number, size, weight, and sound, as well as geography, lessons on the human body, lessons on animals, lessons on plants, moral instruction, and drawing. The Schultz Archive copy includes preface, TOC pages 13 – 25, 96 – 145, 226 – 239, 264 – 269, 316 – 365, 466 – 471.
1869 printing of 1865 copyrighted text. The author is credited with a Master of Arts and as the author of three other texts on grammar. Text aims for a more simple, natural, and practical basis to teach grammar. It aims to teach children to avoid common errors (and false syntax). It does not emphasize the analysis and parsing methods of instruction. The text is divided into three parts: 1) Definitions - parts of speech 2) Inflections - gender, case, conjugation 3) Constructions - syntax, parsing, analysis. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete text.
1869 printing of the 1869 copyrighted text. The author is credited with a Master of Arts degree and as the author of several titles on grammar. The preface claims that the teaching of language has been primarily focused on grammar and analysis rather than on expression. It attempts to weave the teaching of grammar with rhetoric and composition with a progressive series of exercises designed to develop skill in the use of words, in the construction of sentences, and in the finding of thoughts. It uses good models (in particular, excerpts from celebrated writers) rather than examples of errors. It covers style, descriptions, narration, exposition, persuasion, and varieties of compositions. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1869 printing of the 1869 copyrighted text. The author is credited as a Doctor of Divinity, a Doctor of the Laws of English, and the President of the University of Michigan. Based on the experiences of the author's teaching, this text in an orderly presentation of the theory of the science and art of rhetoric with illustrations and directions on how to profit from it. Includes examples for imitation and disapproval from modern and ancient, obscure and celebrated authors. Divided into five parts: words and the material of expression, figures of speech and thought, composition and style, invention, and elocution. Part one includes sections on how to acquire the knowledge of words and how to obtain a good vocabulary. Part two includes sections on dialogue, vision, and wit. Part three includes sections on taste and different genres (epistolary, historical, fiction). Part four includes sections on description, narration, abstract subjects, and discussions. Part five includes a section on the intellectual and moral elements of elocution. The Schultz Archive is roughly the complete text.
1869 copyrighted text. The author is credited as having a Master of Arts and as the author of "Practical Grammar of the English Language." A grammar textbook written for beginning and advanced students. Part one consists of model oral lessons, on subjects such as naming things, action-words, and word-picturing. Part two covers a more systematic arrangement of the classifications of grammar and includes questions and illustrative examples. Part three covers the properties and modifications of speech with models for parsing and analysis. Part two includes synthetic exercises, while part three has exercises in false syntax. Review questions are used. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.
1869 copyrighted text. The author is credited with a Master of Arts and as the author of Practical Grammar of the English Language. This elementary grammar is designed for both beginners and more advanced students. Part one of the text consists of model oral lessons, illustrating methods of elementary instruction in language culture. Part two develops ideas through intelligent questioning and appropriate illustration in a systematic manner, including synthetic exercises. Part three further covers the parts of speech with models for parsing and analysis of complex and compound sentences as well as rules of syntax and exercises in correcting false syntax. It aims to teach students to detect and correct inaccuracies. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 160 page text.
1869 printing of the 1869 copyrighted text. The author is credited as a faculty member of the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Striving for simplicity and practical instruction, this text approaches teaching composition through steps of preparation rather than asking students to immediately write compositions. The chapters cover oral composition, formation of sentences, incorrect composition, punctuation, preparing composition, copying compositions, poetry and prose, elements of correct composition, style, figures of speech, criticism, and newspapers and magazines. Lessons use models and exercises. The Schultz Archive's copy is roughly the complete text.