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COMPOSITION:

DESIGNED TO

SIMPLIFY AND DEVELOP THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ART, BY MEANS

OF EXERCISES IN THE PREPARATION OF

Essays, Debates, Lectures, and Orations.

FOR THE USE OF

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND PRIVATE STUDENTS.

BY

H. J. ZANDER, AND T. E. HOWARD, A.M.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY ROBERT S. DAVIS & CO.
NEW YORK: D. & J. SADLIER, AND OAKLEY, MASON, & co.

PHILADELPHIA: J. A. BANCROFT & CO.
BALTIMORE: KELLY & PIET. CHICAGO: S. C. GRIGGS & CO.
ST. LOUIS: HENDRICKS & CHITTENDEN.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

H. JOSEPH ZANDER, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of

Indiana,

NEW AND VALUABLE

COURSE OF COMPOSITION.

673-3-6

Outlines of Composition. Designed to simplify and develop

the Principles of the Art, by means of Exercises in the preparation of Essays, Debates, Lectures, and Orations.

203 pages. Elements of Composition. An introductory course ; similar in

plan to the OUTLINES. 12mo. About 300 pages. [In preparation.]

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ROBERT S. DAVIS & CO., PUBLISHERS, Boston.

Geo. C. Rand & Avery, Electrotypers and Printers, Boston.

PREFACE.

This manual is presented to the public as something new in American school literature.

Numerous treatises have been written on the theory of composition ; but comparatively little has been published to illustrate the practice of the art. It is not enough to tell the young writer how he should compose : it is necessary to have him, as it were, see the actual process of composing. There is not a more disheartening task than that proposed to the young, unpracticed writer, when he is required to think out a subject for himself, and to put his crude, disjointed thoughts into a composition. Nowhere are hints and suggestions, or direct aid, more needed: nowhere are these so sparingly given. Besides acquiring the habit of right thinking, the learner should be taught an orderly arrangement of his ideas, giving to each division and sub-division of any proposed topic its due consideration and its proper position.

We have therefore aimed to assist the student in these two essential points, - the formation of correct ideas, and their systematic arrangement.

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