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PRINCIPAL OF GRANVILLE HOUSE SCHOOL, ST. MARGARET's, ricHMOND.
AND WITH PREFACE BY THE
REV. W. F. MOULTON, M.A., D.D.,
BY THE REV. W. F. MOULTON, M.A., D.D.
It is not without diffidence that I have yielded to the request of my valued friend, that I should introduce his work by a few words of explanation. His long experience and proved skill in teaching give to him the highest right to speak on a subject which he has made his own.
As to the best mode of dealing with the elements of English and Latin Syntax, in the case of young boys, very different opinions have been held. We have at last, it may be hoped, escaped from the influence of the old maxim which was so long (virtually, if not formally) accepted in our Schools—Teach Latin, and English will follow of itself. The danger perhaps may now arise from an opposite quarter, too much time being in some cases devoted to the study of English before Latin is commenced. In this way much valuable time is lost, and though the boy's English training may have prepared him for an intelligent study of another language, yet that thorough familiarity with the accidence, which is insured by unremitting practice at an early age,