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NEW LATIN DELECTUS.

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SECOND MASTER OF THE ROYAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL, GUILDFORD.

LONDON:

JOHN WEALE, 59, HIGH HOLBORN.

1854,

505.c.65.

PREFACE.

In the following pages somo departure may be observed rom the traditional form of Latin Delectusos. The considerations which havo prompted such deviation may bo eadily understood, and sot down at their proper worth, by iny practical Toncher.

In all the books which havo como under my observation, intended as introductory to the reading of Roman authors, the extracts chosen for translation follow one another in the order of their presumed dogrees of difficulty. A duo regard to the rule of progressiveness is no doubt of the utmost importance; and it has been constantly kept in viow during the composition of this volume. The arrangement, however, of the selections it contains has not been regulated, solely and exclusively, by a comparative estimate of their intrinsic difficulty. I havo endeavoured to group together sentences involving, to a greater or less extent, cognate words, similar idioms, or parallel constructions. Thus it is hoped that many passages which, if met with singly and unconnectedly, would be beyond the range of a school-boy's penetration, may, by the aid of the associativo principle I have adopted, readily yield to the exercise of moderato application and industry. And it seems reasonablo to expect that the repeated occurrence of analogous forms of expression within the limits of, perhaps, a single lesson, will go far to deepen and perpetuato the impression produced upon the momory, as well as to secure precision and accuracy of conception. When once a

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