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5. A KEY is appended, referring every English word, in the preceding vocabulary, to its appropriate Latin, Greek, or other root, prefix, &c., thus enabling the pupil who is wholly unsequainted with any language other than the English to pursue the study of its etymology 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 root, prefix. and suflix, or such of them as compose the derivative; and copious notes are appended by which, and the use of the distinctive types just referred to, the connection between the literal 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 add much to its value.
The edition of Mr. Lynd, or that of Dr. Thomas, is now in use, as a class-book, in the Pub lic Grammar Schools of Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Brooklyn, and many other cities; in the Public High-Schools of Baltimore, and very extensively in Academies and private Seminaries in many parts of our country.
LYND'S CLASS-BOOK OF ETYMOLOGY.
THE 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 English language, arranged in alphabetical order, with a large proportion of the English words 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. 36.
5. A chapter on English words derived from the Latin through the French: for the use of advanced pupils: pp. 8.
6. 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 KEY, referring each of the thirty thousand English deriva tive 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-book 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 Oswald. 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. Keagy, M. D. New edition; in which Parts I and II, on the Prefixes and Suffixes of the English language have been revised and enlarged, and improved by the addition of copious explanatory notes, by Joseph Thomas, M. D. To which is appended a KEY, which refers each of the English derivatives in Part III to its appropriate Latin, 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 an auxiliary thereto, by J. M. Keagy, M. D.: pp. 2. 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. 406. 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 extensively in Public High-Schools and other Seminaries of a similar grade throughout the United
CLEVELAND'S ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Chronologically Arranged. Consisting of biographical sketches of the authors and selections from their works; with notes explanatory, illustrative, and directing to the best editions and various criticisms; being a sequel to the "Compendium of English Literature." Designed as a text-book for Colleges, Academies, and the highest classes in other schools. By Charles D. Cleveland. New, Stereotype Edition, just published.
In the New, Stereotype Edition of the above-named work, biographical sketches of twentyseven 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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