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illustrations. To this mode of supplying improvements, the reader will have the less objection, when he confiders that the Exercises and the Key are necessary appendages to the Grammar ; and serve to illustrate and enforce, as well as to extend, its rules and positions. The three volumes are indeed intimately connected, and constitute one uniform fyfteni of English Grammar.

To this edition of the Key, the author has subjoined a copious Alphabetical Index to the Grammar, the Exercises and the Key; a work which, he flatters himself, will be generally useful ; and particularly acceptable to students who have made some progress in the knowledge of grammar.

HOLDGATE ncar YORK, 1808.





Containing corrections of the false ORTHOGRAPHY

arranged under the respective Rules.


Grammar, p. 37. Exercises p. 30. IT is no great merit to spell properly; but a great defect to do it incorrectly.

Jacob worshiped his Creator, leaning on the top of his staff

We may place too little, as well as too much, stress upon dreams.

Our manners should be neither gross, nor excessively refined.

* A regular explanation of the Exercises in Parsing, would occupy a great portion of this volume ; and, after all, would be of little use to the learner : a Key to Part I. is therefore omitted. General directions, respecting the mode of Parsing, may be seen in the twelfth, or any subsequent edition of the Grammar, page 215. If they are carefully studied, they will enable the learner to parse all the exercises.



Grammar, p. 38. Exercises, p. 31. A car signifies a chariot of war, or a small carriage of burden.

In the names of drugs and plants, the mistake in a word may endanger life.

Nor undelightful is the ceaseless bum

To him who muses through the woods at noon. The fin of a fish is the limb, by which he balances his body, and moves in the water.

Many a trap is laid to insnare the feet of youth.

Many thousand families are supported by the simple business of making mats.


We should subject our fancies to the government of reason.

If thou art seeking for the living amongst the dead, thou weariest thyself in vain.

If we have denied ourselves sinful pleasures, we shall be great gainers in the end.

We shall not be the happier for possessing talents and affluence, unless we make a right use of them.

The truly good mind is not dismayed by poverty, afflictions, or death.


Grammar, p. 38. Exercises, p. 32. It is a great blessing to have a sound mind, uninfluenced by fanciful humours.

Common calamities, and common blessings, fall heavily upon the envious.

The comeliness of youth are modesty and frankness; of age, condescension and dignity.

When we act against conscience, we become the destroyers of our own peace..

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