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STEPS TO LATIN:
SECOND, THIRD, AND FOURTH COURSES.
A SECOND COMPANION BOOK
"THE PUBLIC SCHOOL LATIN PRIMER.'
THE EDITOR OF THE PRIMER.'
303. g. 23
The Catechesis of the Primer, forming the Second Course of Subsidia Primaria, is meant for occasional use, either as an accompaniment of memorial work, or for mere questioning, to be answered in writing, or vivâ voce, or in both ways. A learner's theoretical knowledge of Latin may at any time be tried by examination in this course.
The Third Course speaks for itself. It exemplifies the lessons of the Primer, with constant reference, by Latin and English sentences to be construed and parsed. The doctrine of the Sentence is illustrated in Excursions and in the Notes ; and Rules for construing and parsing are subjoined in an Appendix.
The Fourth Course opens with Exercises in Dactylic Rhythm on a plan which, whether novel or not, indicates the Editor's conception of the way by which learners may be carried forward gradually from the shortest and simplest to longer and more complicated metrical forms. If the examples given, so far as they go, are found to answer their purpose, it is easy for masters to supplement them with fresh materials arranged on the same principle.
The Delectus of longer passages which completes this Course is a Reading and Exercise Book, without any distinctive feature needing special remark.
In the Vocabulary, the Parts of Speech are separately arranged, as also the several Declensions and Conjugations. This division will slightly increase the trouble of reference; but it promotes a habit of thought and attention which is no unimportant element in education.