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Clarendon Press Series
LATIN EXERCISE BOOK
JOHN BARROW ALLEN, M.A.
LATE SCHOLAR OF NEW COLLEGE, OXFORD; AUTHOR OF 'AN ELEMENTARY
LATIN GRAMMAR,' AND 'A FIRST LATIN EXERCISE BOOK.'
This book is a continuation of the First Latin Exercise Book,' and therefore presupposes in the learner considerable elementary knowledge. It has been found convenient to repeat many of the rules and examples which were given in the earlier work; but familiarity with the Simple Sentence, the Ablative Absolute, the commoner kinds of Subordinate Clause, the uses of the Gerund and Gerundive, and the Case Construction peculiar to the various classes of Verbs, is assumed from the commencement.
As in the First Latin Exercise Book, a Supplement has been added, containing additional Exercises on the rules given at the beginning of Part I.
The question as to the best method of arrangement to be adopted in such a set of Exercises as the present is always open to considerable variety of opinion. I have thought it best to begin with a somewhat minute treatment of Oratio Obliqua, and to defer notices of the Relative, the Participle, special uses of the Cases, etc., to a later part of the book. As regards the principle on which the rules are constructed, it seemed obviously better to approach the subject from the English than from the Latin side, and I have endeavoured, as far as practicable, to avoid giving a mere analysis of Latin forms and usages, which can be more properly obtained from a grammar, and to deal