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ELEMENTARY LESSONS

IN

HISTORICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

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PRESIDENT OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON,

Author of Historical Outlines of English Accidence,
Editor of Old English Homilies," " sarMandi," etc.

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London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

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LONDON:

R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS,

BREAD STREET HILL.

PREFACE.

The present treatise has been drawn up at the

urgent request of numerous teachers, who asked for

an

easier and more elementary work than my “Historical Outlines of English Accidence," pub

lished some two years ago.

I have endeavoured

to the best of my ability to produce a short historical grammar that might be advantageously used

as an introduction to my larger book.

I have not, however, made a new book by cutting

down and compressing the old one.

These “ Ele

mentary Lessons" constitute an entirely indepen

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