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WITH GLOSSARIAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES
REV. J. M. JEPHSON
MACMILLAN AND CO.
To impart an accurate knowledge of the principles of language ought to be the primary object of all education; because language is not only the means of communicating our thoughts to others, but it is the very instrument of thought itself. When we think of anything, we think of it by the name by which we are used to call it. If we are very vehemently affected by the matter of our thoughts, we often actually think aloud, and clothe our thoughts in words, though there be no one present to hear them. It follows from this, that if our use of language be inaccurate, our thoughts must be inaccurate too, and that in acquiring a