Excerpt from Institutes of Latin Grammar The Latin Grammars commonly used in schools are so well established, and, in general, so deservedly approved, that any attempt to supersede them would justly be thought to savour of temerity or presumption. A new Latin grammar on a small scale could t be. essentially different from most of them; and one upon a more extended plan would t be calculated for the purpose of initiation, to which they are chiefly adapted. It has, however, been a prevailing sentiment among teachers of Latin, that, twithstanding the ackwledged utility of our common grammars as initiatory books, something is still wanting to facilitate the improvement of the more advanced student Ruddiman's larger grammar, a work supplementary to the Rudiments, though truly a valuable production, is defective in several particulars. These deficiencies are partly supplied in his largest grammar; but the last is w difficult to be procured, and it treats merely of Etymology and Syntax. - To furnish, therefore, a grammar, which shall combine a more minute and correct detail of the mere elements, than is to be found in our common grammars, with an ample elucidation of the higher and more difficult principles, has been the writer's leading object in the present work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.