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SELECTIONS

FROM

LATIN POETRY.

Ballantyne Press

BALLANTYNE, HANSON AND CO.

EDINBURGH AND LONDON

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SELECTIONS

FROM

LATIN POETRY

FOR

REPETITION IN CLASSICAL SCHOOLS.

BY THE

REV. F. S. ALDHOUSE, M.A.

LATE SCHOLAR OF HERTFORD COLLEGE, OXFORD;
HEAD-MASTER OF THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, DROGHEDA.

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DUBLIN : SULLIVAN, BROTHERS.
LONDON : LONGMANS & CO. ; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & CO.

1878.
All rights reserved.)

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PREFACE.

The object of this little work may be very briefly stated. It is a common practice in Schools, and a very excellent practice, to strengthen a boy's memory and at the same time improve his knowledge by calling on him to repeat passages from some classical Author—sometimes in prose as well as in verse, but more frequently in the latter. The advantages of such a system are too evident to need more than a passing remark; a fresh and vigorous memory, a familiar acquaintance with the style of an Author, and a power of reproducing the idioms of the language, at once occur as some of the results of this practice.

But it is often the case that some one book is

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