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RULES for the ITALIAN Tongue;
READ, WRITE, and SPEAK that
With COMPOSITIONS or LESSONS
Alfo a TABLE of VERBS, by which
By Mr. CHENEAU, of PARIS,
Now firft Published from the Author's MS. Copy.
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Printed by J. POTE, Bookfeller; alfo for J.
IT being my intent to publish my RULES for the FRENCH and ITALIAN Languages at the fame time, the Preface I have prefixed to the former, does make it needless for me to add more on this prefent Publication: The fame Inftructions and Directions neceffary for the Learner in his Studies will be found alfo in the feveral Parts of this Book, and the proper Ufe of these will greatly promote a Speedy Knowledge of the Italian Tongue.
IT is for this Reason I shall trouble neither the Reader or myself farther on this Occafion, and tho' from long Experience I am convinced of the Benefit that will accrue to the Learner by following the Rules here laid down, I defire nor pretend to other Merit in preparing thefe Grammars for the Prefs, than an honeft Intention to affift the diligent Learner, and promote a general Good, by removing the Difficulties that have too long obftructed the Progress of Learning, and a ready and free Communi
cation, and Correspondence between the Inhabitants of diftant Countries in their refpective Languages, and with this view only I now prepare this Plan for the more eafy learning the Languages of France and Italy.
NOT withstanding the Brevity which I at all Times profefs, I cannot but obferve that the Italian Language will be found to abound with many Beauties and Ornaments of Difcourfe, and has a peculiar Grace in Expreffion, in which other Languages may be faid to be deficient: It will also be found that the Writers in that Language, efpeci ally the Poets, have accustomed themselves to a Freedom in diminishing and enlarging Words at Pleasure: This may at firft be thought an Inconvenience, but a little Attention, and Reading the best Authors, under the Direction of an intelligent Mafter, will foon remove this feeming Difficulty, and a Knowledge of the Italian will be moft pleasant and eafy to attain in a fhort Time, especially to every Learner before inflructed either in the Latin or French Tongues. THE
XVI. Neceffary Remarks on the Particles.