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LATIN PROSE COMPOSITION
INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND PASSAGES
GEORGE G. RAMSAY, M.A., LL.D.
LATE SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
The following collection of Exercises has been drawn up with a view to meet the special wants of my own students. I have used various collections—all good of their kind—but have found none of them exactly suited to my purpose. Every teacher has his own methods of teaching; and there are peculiar difficulties in the way of teaching Latin Prose to large classes, containing students at various stages of advancement, and who can devote but a small portion of their time to composition. I have attempted therefore to put together a series of exercises of progressive difficulty, such as I have found by experience to be suited to the wants of those with whom I have to deal.
Parts I and II have a twofold object. They are intended to carry the student rapidly over the field of Syntax, with examples of every important construction, both in Simple and Compound sentences, and also to serve as a gradual introduction to the writing of continuous prose. It is presumed that every student brings with him to the University a sound knowledge of his Grammar, including