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From Prof. F. A. March, of Lafayette College.
EASTON, Pa., November, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
Dear Sirs,-I have used the grammar of your series in preparing some of the late Latin for class study, and find it answers well. The philosophical forms in which the rules are stated make them applicable to a wide range of unusual idioms. The method of the whole series belongs to the most advanced modern science of language. The introduction of them into our schools marks the most important advance in linguistic study which has been made for many generations.
From Prof. B. P. Mackoon, of Cornell University.
ITHACA, N. Y., June, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN, -I have used Allen and Greenough's Grammar in preparing young men for college, and consider it as not only the best, but the only scientifically safe book, for that purpose, that has come to my notice
From Wm. R. Dimmock, of Adams Academy. We use Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar in the academy, and prefer it to any other.
From Marshall Henshaw, Princ'l of Williston Seminary.
EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 14, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
DEAR SIRS, I have examined your Virgil with a good deal of care and regard the text as good as any published, and exhibiting the results of the best scholarly criticism. The notes are clear, apposite, and, in many cases, very happily made. On the whole, I think it one of the best editions of Virgil that we have, and shall recommend it to my pupils.
From Professor Lyman Coleman.
Easton, Pa., Dec., 1874. The classical series of Ginn Brothers manifests throughout rare scholarship, refined taste, and a just appreciation of the aid requisite for the learner, with an admirable adaptation to his wants, of the notes, historical and critical, which illustrate the text. The mechanical execution is an honor to the American press; a fit expression of the taste, skill, and scholarship evinced in progress of the scries.
From Prof. E. P. Crowell, of Amherst College.
AMHERST COLLEGE, Aug. 29, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,- In acknowledging the receipt from you of a copy of Allen and Greenough's Virgil, allow me to express my appreciation of its superior merits as a text-book. I have been particularly pleased with the Introductions to the Bucolics and the Æneid, and the good judgment and taste exhibited in the notes, which in their rendering of many passages so well illustrate what the editors themselves recall to the attention of the pupil, that in translating, poetry requires “a more precise, vivid, and picturesque use of words than
From Fisk P. Brewer, Professor of Greek.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA,
CHAPEL Hill, N. C., Sept. 26, 1873. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN, I have examined Allen and Greenough's Cicero with some care. It seems to be a worthy volume of the beautiful series of classics which you are giving to American students. The historical notes and explanations of technical points are excellent, and so clear as to be easily remembered. I propose to use the book with my next Cicero pupils.
From H. S. Frieze, Professor of Latin, Ann Arbor. I have just received a copy sent by you of your “Cicero's Select Orations,” with which, on a first and hasty inspection, I am very much pleased.
Teachers preparing students for the University of Michigan are informed that the Grammar and Latin Prose of Messrs. Allen and Greenough will be regarded as a full equivalent for any other Latin Grammar and Latin Prose Composition hitherto employed in the preparatory course for this University.
From Prof. O. Howes, Madison University. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,-Allen and Greenough's Cæsar was duly received, and has been examined with pleasure. It seems to me one of the best volumes of your classical series, and highly creditable, both to the editors and the publishers. The notes have the same excellent characteristics which belong to the notes of preceding volumes of the series, and are sufficiently full.
I am greatly pleased with your edition of Virgil. The notes are of the right kind. The translations, too, are not merely accurate in point of scholarship, but are also expressed in good, idiomatic English—an excellence much too rare. It is in every way a very attractive edition.
From Thomas A. Thacher, Professor of Latin, Yale Col.
YALE COLLEGE, 15th Feb., 1873. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN, --I have had the opportunity to examine with more or less care the Latin Grammar of Messrs. Allen and Greenough, and take pleasure in commending it to the favorable notice of classical teachers, as, in my humble opinion, a most excellent manual for the instruction of classes in Latin. I hope to see it extensively used.
From J. I. T. Coolidge, Head Master St. Mark's School.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., December, 1874. Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, with Leighton's Lessons, have heen introduced into this school, and have given excellent satisfaction.
From J. P. Swinerton, Taunton,
TAUNTON, Oct. 5th, 1874. MR. Edwin Ginn:
DEAR SIR,-We are now using your Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, Cæsar, and Virgil, and shall use the Cicero as soon as we get to it. The chief advantages of the Grammar which have appeared to me are the method of inflection, the excellent judgment as to what may be safely left to the lexicon, and the treatmeni of conditional sentences, which has heretofore been extremely meagre. In the Cæsar, the value of the advice given as an introduction to the notes is a sufficient motive for the issue of the edition. No pupil can be free from a sense of drudgery and uncertainty until he can analyze as fast as he translates. In the Cicero, I am particularly pleased with the amount of archæological and judicial information contained in the notes.
I am confident that this Latin course, as a whole, will be a new aid to the pupil, and will enable him who aims at high scholarship to form, at the outset, those correct habits of study without which there can be no perma
From Oliver P. Steves, Principal of Egberts High School, From Sam'l Hart, Prof. of Latin in Trinity College. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
and Superintendent of Schools, Cohoes, N. Y. For the past two years I have used with entire satisfaction Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar and Goodwin's Greek Grammar.
During ten years' experience in teaching Latin and Greek, I have found no books which so fully meet my views, and the necessities of young men preparing for college, as these.
GENTLEMEN, -Now that you have published the complete introductory Latin course of Messrs. Allen and Greenough, I am glad to have an opportunity of saying of it as a whole what I have already said of the Grammar and the editions of Cæsar, Sallust, Cicero and Virgil, as each appeared, that it is by far the best series of the kind that I have ever had the opportunity of examining. A boy who follows the course study which it marks out for him will not only lay firm foundations, but also go far towards gaining an ample knowledge of the philology, the history, and the literature of the Latin language. His after-work will not oblige him to unlearn anything that he has been taught; and he will be able to apply general principles to illustrate his later studies. It is pleasant to know that the series is so well appreciated, and I congratulate both you and the authors on your
From Merrill E. Gates, Princ. Albany Academy.
ALBANY, April 29th, 1874. After using, with classes, both Harkness' and Andrews and Stoddard's Latin Grammars, I examined carefully Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar. The syntax is masterly. The work, in all its parts, gives the results of the latest researches in comparative grammar. The book is complete, without useless detail.
For the past year I have used this Grammar and Leighton's Lessons, and with greater satisfaction than I have known in the use of any other grammar or book of exercises in Latin. I most heartily recommend them. to all careful instructors in academies and preparatory schools.
In a subsequent Letter he adds : The longer and more thoroughly we use Goodwin's and Allen and Greenough's, the more deeply we are impressed with their especial and remarkable fitness for the work of a careful preparatory classical school.
From E. James, Acting Professor of Languages in Knox
College. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,–I deem Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar an ad mirable book for college use, and consider it superior to any other with which I am acquainted. It is worthy of high praise. . . . I believe the general introduction of this Grammar into our schools and colleges would be a step forward toward thorough and truly scientific instruction in thc Latin language.
From Prof. J. T. Dunklin, Agric'l and Mech'l Coll. of Ala. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,—Having used Goodwin's Greek Grammar, and Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, published by you, I take pleasure in bearing testimony to their superior merits as school books. For class instruction they have, in my opinion, no equals. All the necessary facts and principles of the Latin and Greek Languages are stated and illustrated so plainly and clearly, yet in so brief a compass, that students will find everything easy of comprehension and application, and be relieved from the unnecessary detail found in many school grammars.
The “Latin and Greek Lessons,” by Prof. Leighton, are excellent companions of these grammars, and will be found containing all that is necessary to prepare a student to read Cæsar or Xenophon with ease. I find the other books of your Latin and Greek series, namely, Goodwin's Greek Reader, Allen's Latin Composition, Allen and Greenough's Latin Selections and Cicero, exhibiting all the accurate scholarship and thorough adaptation to school work which we should expect from their distinguished authors.
As publishers, you deserve not only great credit for the judgment you have displayed in the selection of your editorial corps, but also in the accuracy of the printing, and the general character of the mechanical work.
From Prof. Richard S. James, Principal of Hillsdale College, Michigan.
October 21st, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,-For more than two years we have used Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar and Leighton's Latin Lessons with perfect satisfaction. Before subjecting the grammar to the test of daily class use I was greatly pleased with the evidence of ripe scholarship and familiarity with latest results of philological research which it everywhere exhibited. Since then three large classes have brought out its excellencies in detail. The Lessons by Mr. Leighton show his full comprehension of the qualities of the Grammar as well as the wants of beginners in the noble Latin tongue.
From Fred. S. Jewell, Ph. D., Principal of High School.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1874. MESSRS. GINN BROTHERS :
GENTLEMEN,–We have just introduced Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar, and Leighton's Latin Lessons. They are, as to inatter, method, and mechanical execution, excellent text-books. I have seen none that pleased me so well.