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COPYRIGHT, 1897, BY

FRED N. SCOTT AND JOSEPH V. DENNEY.

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COPYRIGHT, 1897, BY

FRED N. SCOTT AND JOSEPH V. DENNEY.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing & Co. - Berwick & Smith

Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

DESIGNED

FOR USE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

BY

FRED NEWTON SCOTT

JUNIOR PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

AND

JOSEPH VILLIERS DENNEY

PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN Ohio

STATE UNIVERSITY

Boston

ALL YN AND BACON

1898

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PREFACE.

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In the preparation of this work the authors have been guided by three considerations, which have seemed to them to be of fundamental importance.

First, it is desirable that a closer union than has prevailed hitherto be brought about between secondary composition and secondary rhetoric. That rhetoric in the high school should be regarded as a thing apart from composition, that it should be regarded simply as a "course," to be pursued and passed and put out of remembrance as quickly as possible, is not good either for rhetoric or for composition. In this book, as the name signifies, no such apartness has been recognized. The rhetoric which

The rhetoric which is found in this book is meant to be the theory of the pupil's practice, nothing more, the explicit statement of principles which are implicit in all successful elementary composition. If here and there the temptation to put in rhetorical furniture which no gentleman's mind should be without, has not been wholly thrust aside, such temptation has, at least, been manfully resisted. To this let the treatment of figurative expressions bear witness.

Second, it is desirable in secondary composition that greater use_be made of the paragraph than has hitherto been done in the majority of schools. The idea that the

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