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CHART AND KEY

TO

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,

INCLUDING RULES FOR THE

COMPOSITION OF VERSE & PROSE,

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE

FIGURES OF SPEECH,

AND A FEW USEFUL

HINTS ON ORATORY;

FOR THE USE OF TUTORS, GOVERNESSES, PUPIL TEACHERS, SUNDAY

SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND SENIOR SCHOLARS.

BY

WALTER WILLIAM KING.

"Sounds that address the ear are lost and die

In one short hour; but that which strikes the eye
Lives long upon the mind: the faithtul sight
Engraves the knowledge with a beam of light."

SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.

LONDON:

HOULSTON & STONEMAN,

65, PATERNOSTER ROW.

185h.
302.c.63

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THAT there exists a marked aversion in the minds of the young, and even in those more advanced in life, to pursue grammatical studies, must be freely granted.

That there is, however, any real disinclination to the commencement of such studies more than to any other school employment, can not be so readily admitted.

Those who have had any dealings with the young must have observed, that they are not unwilling to devote a little time and trouble in acquiring information, and are not without a fixedness of purpose in any pursuit, if they can but comprehend the matter, or be interested therein.

Curiosity in children is strongly marked-in some more than in others, but still it exists in all, and is far from being so small a matter as some would seem to think ; and though it may not be so vivid as to produce unsparing application, we are disposed to ask, Is it not fully proportioned to the time of life and strength of the young, greater, far greater,

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