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THE

A C C. I D E N C E;

OR

FIRST RUDIMENTS

OF

ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF YOUNG LADIES,

BY ELLIN DEVIS

THE TENTH EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. LAW, NO. 13, AVE-MARTA-LANE,

LUDGATE-STREET ;
BY BYE AND LAW, ST. JOHN'S SQUARE, CLERKENWELL.

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MISCELLANEOUS LESSONS, with a Table of

Synonymous Words, on a new plan, designed to promote and encourage an early acquaintance with the use of words and idioms. By the fame.

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Printed for C, LAW.

fo trampton THE 3-19-28

10747P R E FACE. A

Grammatical Study of our own Language,

is at present thought fo effential a Part of Education, that it is presumed, very little Apos logy can be requisite for attempting to render that Study lefs difficult to Children. The fol- . lowing Pages are not offered as new; the greatest Part is selected from the Works of our best Grammarians.

There are so many Spelling Books and Dictionaries extant, that it did not seem necessary to add many Remarks on Orthography, and Prófody ; indeed, very few pofitive Rules can be given, either for Spelling, or Pronunciation: The former will be learned in the best Manner by verbal Instruction and Practice; the latter, by an Attention to the best Readers.

Besides, the Intent of this little Book is only to point out the Properties of the feveral Parts of Speech, and their Dependence on each other, fo as to enable the Learner to parse an Exercise; which will, perhaps, be found the easiest and most effectual Method of teaching: For, when Children

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