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A GRAMMAR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, together with an EXPOSITION OF THE ANALYSIS OF SENTENCES. By J. D. MORELL, A.M., one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. Sixth Edition. Price 2s., or with EXERCISES, price 2s. 6d.
A SERIES OF GRADUATED EXERCISES; adapted to MORELL'S "GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS." Price 8d.
ESSENTIALS OF ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND ANALYSIS. By J. D. MORELL. Fourth Edition, enlarged. Price 8d.
From the Very Rev. THE DEAN of Hereford.
I cannot help writing to tell you with what pleasure I have perused your Grammar of the English Language and Series of Graduated Exercises, and how well I think them fitted for the purposes for which you intended them; you do not overburthen us with words: they are truly useful and exactly the kind of books on this subject wanted for our pupilteachers and school-teachers--in all schools connected with the Committee of Council, and in all others of a similar kind.
From G. BICKERTON, Esq., late Teacher of English in the Edinburgh Academy.
The best proof I can offer of the high opinion I entertain of Mr. Morell's Method of Analysis is, that I have followed his system for the last two years in the instruction of the more advanced classes in the Edinburgh Academy.
By combining the Analysis with the Grammar, a great advantage has been gained. In former treatises only one side of the Syntax or Sentence-gramınar of the language was ex hibited; and while, as regards the arrangement, clearness, and accuracy of the Rules, Morell's may claim a place in the first rank, the addition of the section that treats of the Analysis of Sentences, gives it a completeness possessed by no other English Grammar that I have hitherto seen.
From JOHN M. HUNTER, Esq., Teacher of English, &c., York Place,
I have much pleasure in bearing testimony in favour of Morell's Grammar and Analysis of Sentences, which I have carefully examined. The latter I have already introduced as a class-book into one of my private classes, and have found it highly useful in developing and strengthening the mental powers of my pupils. The former is characterized by its comprehensiveness, and the perspicacity of its style, as well as the philosophical spirit which everywhere pervades it. It is altogether a work most admirably adapted for more advance 1
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Morell's Grammar and Analysis, continued.
From JOHN ST. CLAIR, Esq., Lecturer on English Literature, Normal Institution, Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, and formerly (for seven years) Teacher of the Parochial School, Arbroath.
In the old, but perhaps still extant method of teaching English Grammar and Composition, certain fragmentary facts of the language were alone exhibited, while the pupil was expected, by dint of trial and blunder, to discover for himself some few of those principles of composition which impart to the bare facts meaning and coherence. The few who succeeded, more or less, in making that discovery, owed nothing to the system under which they had been trained, and the great majority who necessarily failed, much less.
Syntax and Composition cannot be really taught at all, unless based on the principles so clearly enunciated and developed by Morell, in his Analysis of Sentences. These principles are nowhere else treated with any approach to the same elegant simplicity. In that work they have been brought so completely within the grasp of average boyhood, that, during a pretty extensive experience as teacher of a large elementary school, I have not found many children unable easily to comprehend and practically apply them. In the more recently published "Grammar and Analysis" the subject is still further simplified. There, the fundamental principles underlying the Rules of Grammar and Composition are first simply stated, then illustrated in the actual practice of the language, and lastly, wrought into the pupil's habits of thought and expression, by means of copious and admirable exercises. As culture differs from cram, so does this method from that which it is destined to supersede. From the ATHENEUM.-The Grammar is intended to exhibit the facts and principles of the language in a logical form, but at the same time with such clearness and brevity as to be easy enough for young scholars. In the hands of an intelligent teacher, and accompanied by the Exercises, it may be the means of affording valuable instruction.
From the LITERARY GAZETTE.-For children or pupils under the tuition of an intelligent teacher, Mr. Morell's Grammar is one of the best with which we are acquainted, both in its statements and its arrangement.
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF EARLY AND INFANT SCHOOL-EDUCATION; With an Appendix of HYMNS and SONGS, with APPROPRIATE MELODIES. By JAMES CURRIE, M.A., Principal of the Church of Scotland Training College, Edinburgh. Second Edition. Price 4s.
From R. DUNNING, Esq., Professor of the Art of Teaching, Home and Colonial Training College, Gray's Inn Road, London.
[Extract from a letter to the Publishers.]
Mr. Currie clearly knows the relative importance, and also the relative position of principles and practice, and with a master hand puts them in their respective places and preserves their position. He has his compeers in an effort to base the practice of the schoolroom on the recognised principles of childhood, but he outstrips them all in the way he has executed his task. Perhaps in no point does he more excel other writers than in the degree to which the practice he prescribes approximates to the principles he unfolds. These principles are no mere flourishes with Mr. Currie, either never applied, or applied very partially, or what is worse, contradicted in every part of his practice. In confining his attention to Infant School-Education, Mr. Currie has been enabled to treat the subject very distinctly, broadly. and thoroughly, as well as to present what is fundamental. All this he has done with an amount of clearness, discrimination, comprehensiveness, and felicity, which will render him safe and successful guide to the teacher and nursery-governess.
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Principles and Practice of Early and Infant-School Education, continued.
From the REV. C. H. BROMBY, Principal of the Church of England
I think highly of Mr. Currie's work, not only for what it actually accomplishes, but still more for what it suggests.
From the REV. J. G. CROMWELL, Principal of the Diocesan Training
One of the most sensible, talented, and practical Treatises that have yet issued from the English Press on the subject of Education.
From the LITERARY GAZETTE.-Contains matters of the highest interest and practical value for parents and all who have charge of the young. The principles as well as the details of this most difficult branch of education are fully and ably laid down. Strong good sense, kindly feeling, and large experience, are qualifications which have enabled the author to produce a work which fills up an important place in the literary aids to the art of tuition.
From the LEADER.--A volume of excellent practical suggestions.
From the ENGLISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION.-We sincerely hope that every schoolmaster and mistress will read and study this most useful and judicious work.
From the MANCHESTER EXAMINER. The production of a wise and noble mind, rich with a fulness of experience only possible when powerful thought is combined with perpetual and acute observation. We think it the best and wisest book on elementary education we have ever read. . . . If parents and teachers of children will study with heart and soul this little book, the benefits to themselves and their children cannot but be incalculable.
THE ELEMENTS OF MUSICAL ANALYSIS. A Manual for Normal Students and Elementary Teachers. By JAMES CURRIE, A.M., Author of the Principles and Practice of Early and Infant School-Education. Price 4s. 6d.
A CONCISE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, IN EPOCHS;
HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY; A Manual intended for Female Training Colleges and the Senior Classes of Girls' Schools. By MARGARET MARIA BREWSTER, Author of "Work, or Plenty to do and how to do it;""Sunbeams in the Cottage ;" "Little Millie and her Four Places," &c. &c. Third Edition. Price 2s.
From the ATHENEUM.-Written in a plain, genial, attractive manner, and constituting, in the best sense of the word, a practical domestic manual.
From the EXAMINER.-Earnest, simple, cheerful, pointed cleverly throughout with anecdote and illustration.