A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges

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D. Appleton, 1874 - Latin language - 357 pages
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Page iii - Latin language; to exhibit not only grammatical forms and constructions, but also those vital principles which underlie, control, and explain them. 2. Designed at once as a text-book for the class-room, and a book of reference in study, it aims to introduce the beginner easily and pleasantly to the first principles of the language, and yet to make adequate provision for the wants of the more advanced student.
Page 7 - Words of more than two syllables are accented on the Penult^ if that is long in quantity ; 6 otherwise on the Antepenult : 4 ho-no'-ris, con -sit-lis* 3.
Page 12 - The Latin, like the English, has three persons and two numbers. The first person denotes the speaker ; the second, the person spoken to ; the third, the person spoken of. The singular number denotes one ; the plural, more than one.
Page iv - By brevity and conciseness in the choice of phraseology and compactness in the arrangement of forms and topics, the author has endeavored to compress within the limits of a convenient manual an amount of carefully. selected grammatical facts, which would otherwise fill a much larger volume. 4. He has, moreover, endeavored to present the whole subject in the light of modern scholarship.
Page iv - Syntax has received in every part special attention. An attempt has been made to exhibit, as clearly as possible, that beautiful system of laws which the genius of the language—that highest of all grammatical authority —has created for itself.
Page 303 - A line consisting of one foot is called manometer ; of two, dimeter ; of three, trimeter ; of four, tetrameter ; of five, pentameter; of six, hexameter; of seven, heptameter.

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