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OF

COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC:

1 Series of Practical Lessons

ON

THE ORIGIN, HISTORY, AND PECULIARITIES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, PUNC-
TUATION, TASTE, THE PLEASURES OF THE IMAGINATION, FIGURKS, STYLE
AND ITS ESSENTIAL PROPERTIES, CRITICISM, AND THE VARIOUS
DEPARTMENTS OF PROSE AND POETICAL COMPOSITION ;

ILLUSTRATED WITI COPIOUS EXERCISES.

ADAPTED TO SELF-INSTRUCTION, AND TIIE USE OF SCIIDOLS AND COLLEGES.

PRINCIPAL OF

BY G. P. QUACKENBOS, LL.D.,

TILE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL," n. Y.; AUTHOR OF “FIRST LESSONS IN
COMPOSITION," "AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR," "FIRST BOOK IN GRAMMAR,".

“ILLUSTRATED SCHOOL HISTORY OF TIIE UNITED STATES," ETC.

“ True grace in writing comes from art, not chance."

POPE,

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
549 & 651 BROADWAY.

1877.

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FIRST LESSONS IN COMPOSITION: In which the Principles of the Art aro

developed in connection with the Principles of Grammar. 12mo, pp. 182. FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR. 12mo, pp. 120. AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR. 12mo, pp. 288. ELEMENTARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Brought down to

July, 1863. Splendidly illustrated. 12mo, pp. 216. ILLUSTRATED SCHOOL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES: with

numerous Maps, Plans of Battle-fields, and Pictorial Illustrations. Brought

down to July, 1868. 12mo, pp. 538. A NATURAL PHILOSOPHY: Embracing the most recent Discoveries in Phys

ics. Adapted to use with or without Apparatus, and accompanied with Prac

tical Exercises and 335 Illustrations. 12mo, pp. 450.
A PRIMARY ARITHMETIC. Beautifully illustrated. 16mo, pp. 108.
AN ELEMENTARY ARITHMETIC. 12mo, pp. 141.
A PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC. 12mo, pp. 336. KEY to the same.
A MENTAL ARITHMETIC. 16mo, pp. 168.

A HIGHER OR COMMERCIAL ARITHMETIC.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

G. P. QUACKENBOS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern

District of New York.

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CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

AS

A TRIBUTE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPECT

FOR SOUND SCHOLARSHIP AND UNWEARIED LABORS IN THE CAUSE OF EDUCATIOX,

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