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NEW AND COMPENDIOUS

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL

GRAMMAR

OF THE

FRENCH LANGUAGE

TO WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED,

A COMPLETE TREATISE ON THE GENDERS OF FRENCH NOUNS:

BY

ISIDORE BRASSEUR,

PROFESSOR OF THE FRENCH LANGAUGE AND LITERATURE IN

KING'S COLLEGE, AND THE CHARTER HOUSE, LONDON.

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BOSSANGE, BARTHÉS, AND LOWELL,

14, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.

MDCCCXL.

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PRE FACE.

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The publication of a new French Grammar in England seemed, considering the number already known and justly esteemed, unnecessary, except on the ground of further improvement—and the attempt was made, not in conceit, but in the confident belief, strengthened by an experience of many years, that a Grammar arranged throughout with an especial view to shorten and facilitate, more than had been done before, the labours of Pupils in the Juvenile Classes, would be acceptable both to themselves and their instructors.

The time allowed for studying the French Language in Schools is usually very limited, and the attention necessary for the understanding of some of the books used in many of these establishments is not or cannot always be given ; the hope, therefore, that a book professing to save time and trouble, would be received with favour, was not altogether groundless.

The rapidity with which two large Editions of the present work have been exhausted is a gratifying proof that its Author was not in error.

I. B.

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PRE FACE.

The publication of a new French Grammar in England seemed, considering the number already known and justly esteemed, unnecessary, except on the ground of further improvement—and the attempt was made, not in conceit, but in the confident belief, strengthened by an experience of many years, that a Grammar arranged throughout with an especial view to shorten and facilitate, more than had been done before, the labours of Pupils in the Juvenile Classes, would be acceptable both to themselves and their instructors.

The time allowed for studying the French Language in Schools is usually very limited, and the attention necessary for the understanding of some of the books used in many of these establishments is not or cannot always be given ; the hope, therefore, that a book professing to save time and trouble, would be received with favour, was not altogether groundless. The rapidity with which two large Editions of the

present work have been exhausted is a gratifying proof that its Author was not in error.

I. B.

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