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An introduction to Latin syntax: or, An exemplification of the rules of construction, as delivered in Mr. Ruddiman's Rudiments, without anticipating posterior rules, containing, I. The rules of syntax, with a brief illustration. II. Explanatory notes. III. Examples, take for the most part from the classic authors. IV. English exercises. To which is subjoined, an epitome of ancient history, from the Creation to the birth of Christ. Intended as a proper mean to initiate boys in the useful study of history, while, at the same time, it serves to improve them in the knowledge of the Latin tongue. To which is added, a proper collection of historical and chronological questions; with a copious index. By John Mair, A.M.

  • Mair, John, 1702 or 1703-1769.
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Philadelphia : Printed for Campbell, Conrad, & Co. by J. Bioren, 1799.

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x,[2],299,[1]p. ; 120.


The first American edition.

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ESTC W13029
Evans, 35763

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