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A GUIDE FOR ALL, WHO WISH TO

SPEAK AND WRITE CORRECTLY :

PARTICULARLY INTENDED AS

A BOOK OF REFERENCE FOR THE SOLUTION OF DIFFICULTIES

CONNECTED WITH

GRAMMAR, COMPOSITION, PUNCTUATION,

ETC. ETC.

WITH EXPLANATIONS OF LATIN AND FRENCH WORDS AND

PHRASES OF FREQUENT OCCURRENCE IN NEWSPAPERS,
REVIEWS, PERIODICALS, AND BOOKS IN GENERAL ;
WITH FULL DIRECTIONS FOR BEGINNING,
ENDING, AND ADDRESSING LETTERS

TO PERSONS OF EVERY DEGREE

OF RANK.

What more important than a correct knowledge of one's owu

tongue ?"-CONDORCET.

LONDON:
JOHN FARQUHAR SHAW,
27, SOUTHAMPTON ROW, AND 36, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1855.

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LIVE AND LEARN:

A GUIDE FOR ALL WHO WISH TO

Speak and Write Correctly.

“ There are hundreds of persons, engaged in professional

and commercial pursuits, who are sensible of their deficiencies on many points connected with the grammar of their own tongue, and who, by self-tuition, are anxious to correct such deficiencies, and to acquire the means of speaking and writing, if not with elegance, at any rate with a due regard to grammatical accuracy,—to whom this little work is INDISPENSABLE.”

Opinions of the Press.

"Live and Learn' IS AN EXCELLENT BOOK. To show our appreciation of its merits, we have had it cased in leather, and have made a pocket companion of it. We look upon it as really indispensable. We advise our readers to imitate our example-procure the book, and sell it not for any price."--Educational Gazette.

"Live and Learn' contains many good practical observations on points of English grammar and composition, which are in danger of being forgotten or overlooked by those who have not studied our language and literature with the attention they deserve.”- Athenæum.

“ 'Live and Learn' is a useful book, designed as a guide to grammar, composition, and punctuation. So few people speak or write really good grammar, and fewer still punctuate decently, that a book that informs them how to do so-and not only that indicates their faults, but shows them how they are to be corrected-cannot fail to be popular: there is not a person, indeed, who might not learn something from it.The Critic.

It is full of useful hints and practical suggestions, and the information it contains cannot fail to prove of service to a large class of readers and writers. The little book may be safely recommended as a guide.”—The Examiner.

“Surely the object of this manual is sufficiently important. The learned are frequently guilty of solecisms of speech in conversation, but errors of syntax should certainly be carefully avoided. Many popular mistakes are corrected. Punctuation, figures of speech, lists of Latin and French words in ordinary use, and many other points, are clearly explained.”— Educational Times.

Live and Learn' is a guide to the imperfectly educated, teaching them how to speak and write correctly. It is a complete and careful little book."-The Atlas,

“ 'Live and Learn' is full of useful hints and practical suggestions, and the information it contains cannot fail to prove of service to a large class both of readers and writers. Those whose educational training in early life is deficient, should study ' Live and Learn ;' it will help them out of many a perplexity.”—Lady's News.

“The work before us belongs to the useful class. There are few persons who may not derive advantage from its pages. We heartily commend it to all who put pen to paper."Christian Weekly News.

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This is a painstaking and, to a foreigner, perhaps useful handbook. The chapter on punctuation is useful, as are those on abbreviations, and the manner of addressing letters.”—The Economist.

“ We can conscientiously commend this little volume as one few can peruse without deriving advantage.Church and State Gazette.

This work is one of substantial merit, and fitted to be really useful.”— Glasgow Constitutional.

“ 'Live and Learn' is a carefully prepared book. It may be said, in. deed, to be a good grammar, on simple principles. The rules are excellent, and the examples well chosen. There are chapters on false syntax, difficult points of grammar, composition, punctuation, which cannot fail to be useful alike to the tyro and the more advanced student. confidently recommend the book."-Scottish Press.

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“It is well suited to the purposes of those who, by self-tuition, seek to repair the deficiencies of elementary instruction.”—Liverpool Standard.

“This is a useful publication, and is one of the results of the great and increasing demand for cheap reading. Considerable trouble appears to have been bestowed upon its preparation."-Exeter Gazette.

“ This is a guide-book for all who wish to speak and write correctly. No doubt there are hundreds of persons engaged in professional and commercial pursuits who are sensible of their deficiencies on many points connected with the grammar of their own tongue. It is for such this little volume is more particularly intended.Cambridge Independent Press.

This is one of the best works of its kind which has been published in a popular form."-Woolmer's Exeter Gazette.

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