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5. A KEY is appended, referring every English word, in the preceding vocabulary, to its sp propriate Latin, Greek, or other root, prefix, &e., thus enabling the pupił who is bly une juainted with any language other than the English to pursue ile siudy of its etymelo y without difficulty.
6. Throughout the work distinctive varieties of type are used to designate clearly the particular portion of the definition of each English derivative corresponding with its mus, prefix, and suflix, or such of tbem as compose the derivative; and copious notes are appenlei hy which, and the use of the distinctive types just referred to, the connection between the lateral or etymological and the proper or usually accepted meaning of the English derivatives is traced and fully explained. These two important features thus fully carried out, it is believed, are peculiar to this work, and auld much to its value.
The elition of Mr. Lynd, or that of Dr. Thomas, is now in use, as a class-book, in tbe Pub lic Grammar Schools of Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Brooklyn, and many other cities: in the Publie High-schools of Baltimore, and very extensively in Academies and private sedi naries in many parts of our country.
LYND'S CLASS-BOOK OF ETYMOLOGY. TIIE CLASS-BOOK OF ETYMOLOGY, designed to promote precision in the use, and facilitate the acquisition of a knowledge of the English language. By James Lynd, A. M.
The contents of this volume are briefly as follows:
1. An Introductory Chapter, on the origin of language, and the rise and progress of the English language: pp. 18.
2. A chapter on Prefixes and Suffixes. By Dr. Thomas: pp. 14.
3. The Latin, Greek, and other roots of the Engli-h langunge, arranged in alphabetical order, with a large proportion of the English woruis derived from each root placed under it and defined: pp. 164.
This chapter or Part of the work contains a considerably larger number of derivatives and roots than the corresponding part of - Thomas's First Book of Etymology."
4. A chapter on English words principally of Gothic origin, containing about one thousand words of the class designated: pp. 35.
5. A chapter on English words derived from the Latin through the French: for the use of advanced pupils: pp. 8.
0. A carefully prepared table of English Synonymes; which will be found of essential value to the pupil engaged at English composition: pp. 44.
7. The concluding Chapter is a kry, referring each of the thirty thousand English derivative words contained in “Oswald's Etymological Dictionary” to its appropriate Latin, Greek, or other root, prefix, &c.: PP. 58.
This work is in use as a class-honk in the Public Grammar Schools of Philadelphia, the Public High-Schools of Baltimore, &c.
OSWALD'S ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY. AN ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, by John Ogwald. With an introductory essay on modes of teaching English Composition in schools, and the importance of Etymological Analysis as an auxiliary thereto, by J. M. Kengy, M. D. New edition; in which Parts I and II, on the l'refixes and Suflises of the English language have been revised and enlarged, and improved by the addition of com pious explanatory notes, by Joseph Thomas, M. D). To which is appendel & KEY, which refers each of the Engli-h derivatives in Part III to its appropriate Latiu, Greek, or other root, prefix, &c., by James Lynd, A, M.
The contents of this work are as follows:
1. An introductory chapter on modes of teaching English Composition in schools, and the importance of Etymological Analysis as on auxiliary thereto, by J. M. Keagy, M. D.: pp. 26,
2. A chapter on the Latin, Greek, and other Prefixes and Suffixes of the English language, by Joseph Thomas, M. D.: pp. 39,
3. The Latin, Greek, and other roots of the English language, arranged in alphabetical order, with a full list of the English words derived from each root placed under it: pp. 466. About thirty thousand English derivatives are contained in this Part.
4. A KEY, which refers each of the thirty thousand English derivatives in Part III to its appropriate Latin, Greek, or other root, prefix, &c.: pp. 58.
This work is used in the Public High and Normal Schools of Philadelphia, and extensirely in Public High-Schools and other Semiuaries of a similar grade throughout the United States.
CLEVELAND'S ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE NINE
TEENTH CENTURY. ENGLISH LITERATURE OF TIIE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Chronologically Arranged. Consisting of biographical skete hes of the authors and selertions from their works; with notes explanatory, illustrative, and directing to the best editions and various eriticisms; being a sequel to the “Compendium of English Literature." Designed as a text-book for C eges, Academies, and the hichest classes in other schools. By Charles D. Cleveland. New, Stereotype Edition, just published.
In the New, Strreotype. Edition of the above-named work, biographical sketches of twentyseren authors, with selections from their writings, will be found, which did not appear in the first edition, The following notices refer to the first edition.
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