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satisfy a real want that has long been felt. Both I have made use of, though my line and method of teaching had been adopted before I saw either, and part of the book was in print before I saw the latter.

I am also much indebted to Professor J. B. Mayor and other friends for valuable hints and corrections in the proof-sheets.

The Second Part will contain a selection of Oratorical, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Passages: and I hope to be able shortly to provide a selection of easy passages for Greek Prose Composition arranged on the same principle.

Suggestions and corrections will be gratefully received.

J. E. NIXON,

KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

Jan, 1874,

TABLE OF HISTORICAL AND EPISTOLARY

EXTRACTS.

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The Story of Cincinnatus

.Livy, Arnold. Arminius defeats Cæcina

Tacitus. Defeat of Varus

.Creasy. Insurrection at Syracuse

.Livy, Arnold. Meeting of Arminius and his Brother .Tacitus, Creasy. Archimedes' defence of Syracuse

..Livy, Arnold. Excitement at Rome before the Battle of Metaurus Livy, Creasy. Ditto after the Battle ....

.Livy, Arnold. News of the Battle of Bedriacum

.Tacitus. the Boyne

.Macaulay. Description of Jerusalem

.Tacitus. Marcellus at Syracuse..

..Livy. Titus at Jerusalem.

Milman. Murmurs of Soldiery .. (oratio obliqua). .Tacitus, Prescott. Exhortations to Army...

.... ditto

.Tacitus, Prescott. Mutinous behaviour of Troops, ditto ..Livy, Robertson. Siege of Tyre

Curtius, Grote. Unsuccessful attempt to storm a town

.Livy, Mahon. Battles of Thrasymenus and Nieuport

..Livy, Motley. Sack of Cremona and Rome

.Tacitus, Robertson. Sieges of Rome and Paris

.Livy, Motley. Description of Battle-fields .

.Tacitus, Alison. Funerals of Germanicus and Queen Mary ...Tacitus, Macaulay. Characters of Augustus and Julius Cæsar

Suetonius. Mary Queen of Scots and Charles Edward Stuart.

Robertson, Mahon. Cato and Catiline

..Livy, Sallust. Danton, Pitt, Robespierre...

.Brougham. Agricola, Galba, Claudius .Tacitus, Suetonius, Washington, Louis Napoleon...Jefferson, Kinglake.

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Table of Historical and Epistolary Extracts.

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Preface to History ............ Sallust, Tacitus, Thiers, Macaulay.
Great Fire at Rome and London... Livy, Tacitus, Hume, Evelyn.
Death of Pliny the Elder...

.Pliny, Merivale.
Eruption of Vesuvius-Earthquakes

.Pliny. Earthquake of Lisbon

.Davy.

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27—30. Letters on Epistolary Style, &c.
31–32. Descriptive Letters.
33–35. Letters on mode of life, &c.
36–37. Letters of Condolence.
38—41. Family Letters.
42–56. Familiar and Playful Letters.
(Cicero, Pliny, Pope, Swift, Lamb, Sidney Smith, Cowper,

Leigh Hunt, &c.)

Numbers in brackets are used for the purpose of reference to distin. guish the English from the Latin Extracts.

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