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GRAMMATICAL, RHETORICAL LOGICAL
PREPARED FOR ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.
PROF. JAMES R. BOYD, D.D.,
ANNOTATED EDITIONS OF ENGLISH POETS, OF "ELEMENTS OP
LITERATURE AND BELLES LETTRES. PROFESSOR CLEVELAND'S WORKS.
A WHOLE LIBRARY IN FOUR VOLUMES.
the acknowledged Standard wherever this refining study is pursued.
PROF. JAMES R. BOYD'S WORKS.
COMPOSITION, LOGIC, LITERATURE, RHETORIC, CRITICISM, BIOGRAPHY ;-POETRY, AND PROSE.
— BOYD'S COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC. Remarkable for the space and attention given to grammatical principles, to afford a substantial groundwork; also for the admirable treatment of synonyms, figurative language, and the sources of argument and illustration, with notable exercises for preparing the way to poetic composition.
BOYD'S ELEMENTS OF LOGIC explains, first, the conditions and processes by which the mind receives ideas, and then unfolds the art of reasoning, with clear directions for the establishment and confirmation of sound judgment. A thoroughly practical treatise, being a systematic and philosophical condensation of all that is known of the subject.
BOYD'S KAMES' CRITICISM. This standard work, as is well known, treats of the faculty of perception, and the result of its exercise upon the tastes and emotions. It may therefore be termed a Compendium of Aesthetics and Natural Morals; and its use in refining the mind and heart has made it a standard text-book.
BOYD'S ANNOTATED ENGLISH CLASSICS.
Pollok's Course of Time. Cowper's Task, Table Talk, &c. Lord Bacon's Essays. In six cheap volumes. The service done to literature, by Prof. Boyd's Annotations upon these standard writers, can with difficulty be estimated. Line by line their expressions and ideas are analyzed and discussed, until the best comprehension of the powerful use of language is obtained by the learner.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860, by
BARNES & BURR,
of New York.
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The following work is for the most part a compilation, the materials being drawn chiefly from the recent English treatises of Williams, Smart, Neil, and Harrison; a portion of them also from the standard works of Blair, Campbell, and Jamieson, and an anonymous London work on the Art of Reasoning. In preparing the grammatical department of the volume, the author has carefully consulted the Grammars of Clark, Murray, Fowler, Bullions, Goold Brown, Spencer, Greene, Butler, Tower, Bailey, Covell, and Mulligan; he has also derived more or less aid from Welch’s “ Analysis of the English Sentence," Tower's “Grammar of Composition,” Quackenboss' “ First Lessons and Advanced Course," and Parker's “ Aids."
Though aware of the great excellencies which belong to several works on Composition and Rhetoric now in extensive use, the author believes that the present one comprehends more matter that will be found practically useful and available in academies and schools, than any other single treatise. He would not have devoted so much space to the illustration and application of grammatical principles, had not experience as