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From D. S. Hifron, Superintendent of Schools, Utica, N. Y. Si A plainer, more thorough and scientific meunod of treating the subject, I do not recollect ever to have seen, indeed, I think your Syntax has no equal extant."

From Prof. J. W. Armstrong,-Oncida Conference Seminary. " I esteom your Grammar among the best, if not tho very best, that has fallen under my observation."

From J. G. K. Truair, Principal Brockport Coll. Institute.

- Many of its features are valuable improvements in the study of the language. The Analysis of sentences is an adinirable substitute for the old plan of Parsing.'"

From Prof. IVm. Smyth, Principal of Owego Icademij.

“The change in the phraseology I like much. The remarks in relation to · Parsing are much needed by teachers."

From E. W. Keycs, Esq.,-Cortlan:. Academy.

“I haro examined, at leisure, Spencer's English Grammar, and have becomo satis fied that it is, in very inany respects, superior to any other that I have ever seen. Its peculiar characieristic is, that it is an English Graminar, and not a Latin Grammar of the English language.”

From B. Wilco.t, Esg., Principal of Wilson Coll. Institute.

« Ten years' experience as Principal of a school of this character, convicces me that your mode is the only successful mode of teaching English Grammar."

From E. S. Hawley, Esq., late Superintendent of Schwols, Buffalo. 6 I see many things which, I must consider singularly happy advancements,-inprovements upon any method of treating the same points, with which I have ever Inet.

From W. S. Builsy, Esq., Town Superintendent of Madison.

“Tho system of Graminar which you have unfolded is most excellent; it must savo at least one third of the labor now bestowed upou it."

From the Literary IVorld, (by Prof. Tajler Lewis.)

" As a good classical scholar, (a fact which satisfactorily appears in another publication by the same authur,) he has made the structure of the ancient languages, and the à priori principles of general grenmar. the groundwork of his investiga!ions; and from the position they give him, he is enabled to see, and to trace out clearly, not only what belongs to the general laws of speech, but also in what respect they have been modified by the peculiarities of Ang'o-Saxon philohgy.

The work is a small one, but it has eviden ly cost much study and great pains in the arrangement, evincing, in every part, that the author is not oniy a good philologist, but ihormghly ace guainted with practical tenching. We feel that we are safe iis commending it to the most favorable uotice of all who take an interest in this branch of education."

THE ANALYTICAL MANUAL, By JAMES N. McELLIGOTT, A.M, formerly Classical Principal of the Col

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from the Hon. Theo. Frelinghuysen, formerly Chancellor of the New York University,

and now President of Rutger's College, Vero Jersey. I have examined with care the “ Manual of Orthography and Definition," prepared by Mr. J. N. McElligoti, of this city, and take pleasure in commonding it to the favorable coneideration of the friends of education.

There is a fund of good sense, practical wisdom and useful arrangement in this work 200 often combined within the same limits. It will, I am persuaded, greatly facilitale the study of our language ; and coachers, as well as learners, will find cause for thankful ROSg to the meritorionis author. New York, March 10, 1843.


From the Superintendent of Common Schools for lhe City and County of New York.

NEW YORK, 24th February, 1845. 1. N. McELLIGOTT, Esq. :

Deur Sir I have exainined with much attention and high satisfaction, your “ Manual of Orthography and Definition," and cordially comply with your request in expressing my ostjinate of the work. Its plan has the merit of novelty, and by its simplicity and natural adaptation to the purpose of both teacher and learner, would scom to be such a one as would develop itsell to the experience of a practical man, intent on discovering ibo besi means of impurling knowiedge, on this intricate and inosi dificul subject; and yet I have never seen a work, the classification of which appeared to me ut once so intelligible and complete.

Within the compass of 200 pages yon have condensed an amount of critical informa tion upon the philosophy of the English language, which I appreheud is not to be femind in a sy other single volume; and your exion!ed analysis of compound word: with theit prefixes, sufixes, and radicals, accurately discriminated; and the synthetical recompo sition of this multitudinous variety of words all of their elements with all their syno oymes. contrarieties, ambiguities, r!!! arbitrary variations, must have imposed an anonnt of labor, which one but un xiuleur in the profossion of teaching could have patiently amhatred.

I cannot doubt thai your reputation is a philologist will be enhanced by the publication of this work, and I sincerely desiru that the just appreciation of your itiliturinn labors among the teachers of our common schools may oblain for this excellent mamual u share of patronage, which shall adequately reinillerate your toils, and at the same time contribute to the more thorough iostruction of the pupils upon subjects whicb regard as lying at the foundation of all other scholastic acquirernents.

With high respect. I am yours, &c.,

Supt. of Common Schools for the City and County of New York





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