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which it was compiled. He believes it is not too much to say, that it not only embraces, but presents in a more convenient method and form, the best portions, at least the most useful, of the works of Blair, Whateley, Beattie, Campbell, and Watts, while it comprehends, besides, the Practical Exercises, the History of the English Language and Literature, and the selections from British and American Poets, with critical notices, which did not enter into the plan of any of the above works.

As now enlarged, the work will, it is hoped, be deemed worthy of a general introduction into academies, while it has not thereby lost, any degree, its adaptedness to the wants of common schools, especially in the improved condition to which they are advancing from year to year.

Watertown, January 2, 1846.

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CHAP. V. Composition

41

VI. Genius

42

VII. Taste

43

VIII. Sect. I. Beauty and Sublimity in Nature

46

II. Beautiful and Sublime in Writing

50

I. STYLE.

IX. Of Style and Idiom

51

X. Of different kinds of Style:

53

XI. Perspicuity :

55

XII. Purity :

54

XIII. Propriety

56

XIV, Precision

59

XV. Perspicuity in the Structure of Sentences

61

XVI. Of Clearness

62

XVII. Of Unity

65

XVIII. Of Strength.

68

XIX. Of Harmony

71

XX Of Sound united to the Sense

74

XXI. Choice of Words with a view to Energy and Vivacity 76

XXII. Critical Examination of Sentences

77

II. OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE.

XXIII. Of Figurative Language

78

XXIV. Of Simile

80

XXV. Of Metaphor

82

XXVI. Of Allegory.

86

XXVII. Of Personification

88

XXVIII. Of Apostrophe

90

XXIX. Of Metonymy and Synecdoche

92

XXX. Of Climax and Enurneration

93

XXXI. Of Antithesis

95

XXXII. Of Hyperbole and Irony

97

XXXIII. Of Interrogation and Exclamation

100

XXXIV. Of Vision and Alliteration

101

XXXV, Of additional Secondary Tropes

102

XXXVI. Of Miscellaneous Figures of Speech

104

XXXVII. Of Allusions

105

XXXVIII. Of Wit

108

XXXIX. Critical Examination of Passages containing Figurative

Language.

111

XL. Of the more General Rules for composition

111

PART III.

OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF COMPOSITION.
General Statements

113

CHAP. I. Of Letters

114

Sect. I. On Letter-writing

114

II. Letter-writing (continued)

117

III. Specimens of Letter-writing

120

II. Of Dialogue and Enigmas

129

III. Of History

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IV. Essays and Philosophy

133

V, SECT. I. Orations.

134

II Criticisms on Everett, Webster, Calhoun, and Clav 136

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C . VI. Of Novels

142

VII. Of Blank Verse and Rhyme

144

VIII. Of the Structure of Verse

146

IX. Of Varieties of Verse

X. Of Poetic Pauses

XI. Of Pastoral and Descriptive Poetry

XII. Of Didactic and Lyric Poetry

Sect. II. Examples of English Lyrks .

XIII. Of Epic Poetry

158

XIV. Of Dramatic

Poetry

159

XV. Of Hymns, Elegy, &c.

161

XVI. Of the Sonnet

163

XVII. The Literary Merit and Style of the English Bible

XVIII. The Form of Bible Poetry

PART IV.

OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITION.

CHAP I. Selection of proper Subjects

172

II. Narrative Essays

174

III. Descriptive Essays

175

IV. Descriptive Essays (continued)

175

V. Miscellaneous Essays

176

VI. Miscellaneous Essays (continued)

177

PART V.

HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

CHAP. I. Of different Languages.

II. Of the Primitive Languages of Europe :

181

III. Of the English Language

IV. Of the early History of the English Language

184

V. The Effect on it of the Saxon Conquest

185

VI. The Effect on it of the Danish Conquest

187

VII. The Effect on it of the Norman Conquest

188

VIIL or the Modern History of our Language

190

IX. The same Subject continued.

191

X. Of Periodical Literature

193

XI The component Parts of the English Language

PART VI.

MODERN BRITISH LITERATURE.

Cuar 1. English Literature under the Tudors and the first Stuarts 197

II. English Literature from the Restoration to the Reign of

George III.

198

III. English Literature of the present Age

199

IV. English Novels and Romances

202

V, The English Periodical Press

203

Vi English Philosophers and Critics of the present Century 204

BRITISH POETS.

Criticisms and Specimens.

VII SECT. I. Shakspeare

II Milton

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