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English Literature

,

With Copious Extracts from the Leading Authors,

English and American,

WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS AS TO THE METHOD IN WHICH THESE ARE

TO BE STUDIED,

ADAPTED FOR USE IN COLLEGES, HIGH SCHOOLS AND

ACADEMIES,

BY

BRAINERD KELLOGG, LL.D.,
Professor of the English Language and Literature in the Brooklyn Polytechnü
Institute, Author of e Text-Book on Rhetoric,and one of the Authors
of Reed & Kellogg's Graded Lessons in English' and

Higher Lessons in English."

NEW YORK:
MAYNARD, MERRILL, & Co.,
29, 31, AND 33 EAST NINETEENTH STREET.

1899.

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A COMPLETE COURSE

IN ENGLISH.

BY

Alonzo REED, A.M., AND BRAINERD KELLOGG, LL.D.

REED'S WORD LESSONS, A COMPLETE SPELLER. Designed to teach the

correct spelling, pronunciation, and use of such words only as are most common in current literature, and as are most likely to be misspelled, mispronounced, or misused, and to awaken new interest in the study of synonyms and of word.

analysis. 188 pages, 12mo. REED'S INTRODUCTORY LANGUAGE WORK. A simple, varied, and pleasing,

but methodical series of exercises in English to precede the study of technical

grammar. 253 pages, 16mo, linen. REED & KELLOGG'S GRADED LESSONS IN ENGLISH. An elementary Eng

lish grammar, consisting of one hundred practical lessons, carefully graded and

adapted to the class-room. 200 pages, 16mo, linen. REED & KELLOGG'S HIGHER LESSONS IN ENGLISH. A work on English

grammar and composition, in which the science of the language is made tribu. tary to the art of expression. A course of practical lessons carefully graded, and

adapted to every-day use in the school-room. 316 pages, 16mo, cloth. REED & KELLOGG'S ONE-BOOK COURSE IN ENGLISH. A carefully graded

and complete series of lessons in English grammar and composition based on the natural development of the sentence. For schools that have not time to com.

plete more than one book on grammar. 328 pages, 16mo, cloth. KELLOGG & REED'S WORD-BUILDING. Fifty lessons, combining Latin,

Greek, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes, into about fifty-five hun. dred common derivative words in English; with a brief history of the English

language. 122 pages, 16mo, cloth. KELLOGG & REED'S THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. A brief history of the gram.

matical changes of the language and its vocabulary, with exercises on synonyms, prefixes, suffixes, word-analysis, and word-building. A text-book for high schools

and colleges. 226 pages, 16mo, cloth. KELLOGG'S TEXT-BOOK ON RHETORIC. Revised and enlarged edition. Sup.

plementing the development of the science with exhaustive practice in composi. tion. A course of practical lessons adapted for use in high schools, academies,

and lower classes of colleges. 345 pages, 12mo, cloth. KELLOGG'S TEXT-BOOK ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, with copious extracts

from the leading authors, English and American, and full instructions as to the metbod in wbich these are to be studied. 485 pages, 12mo, cloth.

Copyright, 1882, 1883, by BRAINERD KELLOGG.

Dec. 2), 1918. Transferred from Education Libialy.

JUL 14 1995

Harvard University;
Dept. of Education Library,

Cift of the Publishers.

PREFACE.

May we not hope and expect that our children are to be taught English literature better than their parents were ? The intelligent teacher is now brushing aside the text-book that keeps pupil and authors apart, and he and they are allowed to meet face to face. How we could ever have thought that the study of what some one had said about literature or its authors was a study of literature itself excites our wonder now; we wonder that as pupils we did not detect the usurper, and rise against him in indignant revolt. Some of us have learned—what our teachers did not seem to know—that grievous wrong is done a pupil in furnishing him a mass of second-hand knowledge concerning authors, and in substituting the study of this mass for the study of the authors themselves.

Indeed, is it not to utter an educational truism now to say that no greater harm can be inflicted upon a pupil in any study than doing for him in it what he can do for himself? Such help takes from him the keen relish which the discovery of a fact or the conquest of a principle gives; it robs him of the pleasure which such conquest or discovery yields; it deprives him of the inestimable discipline which such labor compels; and it weakens his hold upon the fact or the principle, which slips from a grasp that would have been tenacious had he made the attainment unaided. Better far than the whole prepared for him and communicated to him by textbook or teacher would be the half or the tenth found out

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