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ELEMENTARY LESSONS

IN

HISTORICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

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HONORARY M.A. OXFORD,
PRESIDENT OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON,

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

SECOND EDITION.

Londor :
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1875.

[The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.]

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PRE FACE.

The present treatise has been drawn up at the

urgent request of numerous teachers, who asked for

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 his

torical 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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