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ELEMENTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,
FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS.
By N. G. CLARK,
PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND ENGLISH LITERATURE IN UNION COLLEGE.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by
N. G. CLARK, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY H. 0. HOUGHTON.
THE work here offered to the public has been prepared with special reference to the wants of students beginning a course of studies in English literature. It is the substance of lectures given in the University of Vermont during the last five or six years, with such additional suggestions and material as have been derived from larger works recently published on the same or kindred subjects.
The time devoted to the study of the English language and literature in the college course forbids anything more than a mere outline of the elements, an introduction rather than an haustive discussion. The most that can be done is to map out the field it occupies, to show its general bearings and relations to other departments of knowledge, and if possible to lay down principles which may serve as the basis of future more careful and extended inquiry.