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IE design of this Introduction is to fa
cilitate Greek Composition. EXERCISES of this sort are found useful to those, who learn the Latin Language : perhaps toe they may be serviceable to those, who study the GREEK ; and may gradually make the one as familiar to young Scholars as the other.
The plan pursued in this Introduction is as follows. First, the Prepositions (which occasion many difficulties to learners) are exemplified, that the force and proper use of them may
in some measure be ascertained and understood; but more particularly, that the declensions of Nouns may be thoroughly acquired. Some few Adverbs are subjoined to the Prepositions, for the same purposes. The
Verbs are placed next; in order that the Formation of the Tenses, and the Signs of each Tense, may be perfectly learned. Last of all comes the Syntax, which is made as comprehensive, and yet as concise as possible.
The Authors quoted are the best, and purest, equally admirable for Style and Matter.
As this is the first work of its kind, that has hitherto appeared, some indulgence is due to its imperfections. It pretends to no greater merit, than that of laying a foundation for farther improvement; and of assisting in first principles those, who wish to read with accuracy, or write with propriety, a Language, of all others the most elegant, expressive, copious, and perfect,
HE favourable reception, which has al
ready been given to Two Editions of this Work, has been deemed sufficient encouragement for the publication of a Third. And that this Third Edition may be more perfect and complete than the former two, the fol-' lowing improvements have been made in it:
1. The Prepositions, in their simple significations, are more fully, and clearly explained.
2. Verbs more easy of formation are inserted. And as these Verbs are cited in the very Tenses and Signs, though not always number and person, in which they are used by the Writers themselves, from whom they are taken, their Classical Authority will be unquestionable.