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A MANUAL

DEVOTED TO BRIEF DISCUSSIONS OF THE RIGHT

AND THE WRONG USE OF WORDS

AND TO SOME OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST TO THOSE WHO

WOULD SPEAK AND WRITE WITH PROPRIETY

BY

ALFRED AYRES preve
T. OS mun

We remain shackled by timidity till we have learned to
speak with propriety.-JOHNSON.

As a man is known by his company, so a man's company
may be known by his manner of expressing himself.-Swift.

NEW AND REVISED EDITION, MUSH ENLARGED


NEW YORK AND LONDON
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1911

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I KNOW I have succeeded in making this book much larger than it was in the previous editions, and I think I have succeeded in making it as much better as I have made it larger. It certainly is now by far the most comprehensive book of its kind in the language.

I have gathered the new matter, little by little, during the last five or six years, and I trust that little has escaped me that I ought to have gathered.

Of the new matter, there is nothing that is newer, or possibly of more importance, than what will be found under the heading NounConstruction. ,

If the book is now not so good as it should
be, then-it should have had another author.

A. A.
New York, January, 1896.

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Malkan OCT 30 1911 4,5

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