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language-that highest of all grammatical authority-has created for itself. The leading principles of construction have been put in the form of definite rules, and illustrated by carefully selected examples.
6. Special care has been taken to explain and illustrate with the requisite fulness all difficult and intricate subjects. The Subjunctive Mood—that severest trial of the teacher's patience—has been presented, it is hoped, in a form at once simple and comprehensive. The different uses have not only been carefully classified, but also distinguished by characteristic and appropriate terms, convenient for the class-room
BROWN UNIVERSITY, February, 1869.