1855 printing of 1846 copyrighted text. Preface states that while philosophers have studied the senses, few know about the organization of the human voice. Lessons for Dictation and Grammatical Analysis are interesting reading lessons. Exercises in the elements of pronunciation and subject for composition give the orthography of over 10,000 of the most important words in the English language. The Analysis and Classification of the Alphabet has been newly arranged according to the organic construction of the English language. The whole book is intended to be written and studied by the pupil after the dictation and oral explanation by the teacher. The Schultz Archive copy contains the preface, the index, and pages 48 – 49.
1897 copyrighted text. The preface states the work was written to be concise, using simple, untechnical language, for the purpose of practical teaching. Fill-in-the-blank exercises are used, as well as simple exercises in composition. The subjects of the exercises relate to the students' studies. The book includes selections from the writings of Holmes, Longfellow, Franklin, Warner, Scudder, Burroughs, Frank Dempster Sherman, Alice Cary, Stevenson, and Tarbell. The chapters cover the sentence, parts of speech (in several different sections), inflection, elements of the sentence, and classification of the sentence (which includes parts on letter writing). The Schultz Archive copy contains the preface, TOC, and a selection of pages containing the composition exercises.
1805 printing of third edition improved. Author is credited as the author of English Grammar, Adapted to the Different Classes of Learners. The contents of the text, except the exercises, were all published in the author's English Spelling Book. The introduction states this book is calculated to assist mother's instruction of their young children. The exercises are called the child's parsing. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 51 page text.
1889 printing of 1888 copyrighted text. Author is credited as Principal of Grammar School No. 3, Brooklyn, NY. Begins with gradual development of the sentence and the nature and office of the different parts of speech. The relations of words to each other precedes learning the words' proper forms. Includes exercises involving filling out sentences with the correct forms of words rather than correcting false syntax (although the appendix contains such exercises). Aims to make grammar more interesting and student progress more rapid. Preface claims it covers as much material as a two-book course on grammar. Examples of chapters include the following: Objects—Ideas; Analysis and Synthesis; Models for Written Analysis; Diagramming; Oral Parsing Models; Words Misused; Compound Sentences—Classification; Elliptical Sentences—Analysis; Bad Construction Improved; Composition—Subjects. Questions are used at the end of lessons. The book is structured to be progressive and its method inductive. The Schultz Archive copy includes the TOC, the index, a part of the appendix, and roughly forty to fifty pages from various chapters. Some of the pages are difficult to read due to the quality of the copies.
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.
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.
1836 printing of 1836 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Bachelor of Arts degree and as author of Geographical Key. A grammar for children with an appendix of directions for composing (includes lists of subjects, general [abstract] subjects, and letters). Engravings (illustrations) are used to help teach parts of speech. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 86 page text.
Text copyrighted in 1880 and 1894. Author credited with a Master of Arts, a Ph.D, as the President of Delaware College, Newark, Delaware, and as the author of several texts. Preface states the text uses an inductive process, teaching first the idea, then the name, and lastly the definition, followed by its application. Only the simplest and most necessary principles are discussed and illustrated. Includes the author's system of diagramming, or written analysis. Preface are recommends object lessons combined with systematic culture in language. The text also contain pictorial illustrations. The Schultz Archive includes roughly the first 83 pages.
1864 printing of 1864 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Master of Arts, as Principal of the Collegiate Schools, NY, and as the author of several other texts. A grammar handbook that explains rules through question/answer format. The same system from the author's larger grammar but for young beginners. The text aims to awaken students' interest, teach them to think, enable them to understand as they learn, lead them through natural steps, and give practical application to every abstract principle. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 120 page text.
1856 printing of 1856 copyrighted text. Author is credited as the author of the English Speller. A catechistic grammar text designed to teach both meaning and application. Includes numbered questions with answers and unnumbered questions without answers. It also contains a section on punctuation, and the most important notes from Murray's Syntax with lessons in parsing and false syntax to be corrected. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 108 page text.