A Manual of the Art of Prose Composition: For the Use of Colleges and Schools (Classic Reprint)

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IN the preparation of this work, it has been no part of the compiler's aim to be original. He has sought rather to select from the various treatises on this subject those rules and exercises which have been approved by the experience of teachers, and to com bine them into one consistent whole, arranged with reference to the progressive development of the learner's powers.

The plan of the work does not contemplate that the study of it shall be accomplished in only one year.

Even high-school and college classes, relieved by pre vions training from the necessity of going through the Preliminary Exercises in parts I. And II. Of book first, could not do justice to the exercises prescribed in this Manual by devoting to it less than two years. Still better would it be to distribute its lessons over the Space of three years or more.

The compiler acknowledges his Obligations to Dr. E. A. Grant of Louisville for valuable assistance in the revision of the work. Similar aid has been afforded by Professors N. Butler and P. A. Towne.

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