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Sawyer's Practical German Grammar.

'' It will lead the students over the rough and stormy road of
German grammar with comparative ease.''- New York School Journal.

" A very clear, compact and direct exposition of the etymology
and syntax of the German language. It contains nothing but the essentials
necessary to thorough knowledge of the language.''- The Interior.

''Prof. Sawyer has sought to simplify the first steps, throwing
out the unnecessary details and concentrating the pupil's attention upon
the normal forms without too much delay over variations and irregularities,
so that a fair working knowledge of the language may be obtained in a
single term of fourteen weeks. The work has been tested by practice, and the
result is expressed in high commendations for its clear statement, compact
arrangement and general efficiency.''- New York Home Journal.

"You have done well to make so much of the script, your rules
for pronunciation appear to be eminently simply, clear, good, and likely to
produce correct results. The method as to adjectives and verbs is calcu

lated greatly to lessen the difficulties in those branches of the study, and I
am much struck with the way in which you have condensed the whole
grammar, yet at the same time have made it not less but more easy for the
beginners to grast.'' - Geo. Lathrop, Concord, Mass.

''It supplies accurately a demand not heretofore adequately met
my more pretentious text-books. The author introduces instructive matter
not usually available in the early study of the German language, simplifies
the ordinary difficult arrangement of the verbs, refers the declension of
the adjectives to a single controlling principle, and reaches quickly the
core of the study and without the burden of useless rules and wild deriva

tions so often used to pad and fill. It will be found absolute economy of
time and care to purchase the well-filled little volume.''- AppletonPost, Wis.

''Some of the most striking features of this new work may be
seen in the very full and careful treatment of orthography, with original
explanations and illustrations, the short course of actual translation and
writing of German, the simplicity and perspicuity of the whole work.
On eight pages of most beautiful print the whole declension and comparison
of adjectives is taught, with exercises for practice. The brevity and
simplicity with which the author treats the gender, number and declension
of nouns is something almost marvelous, in view of what it is customary to find
in German grammars for schools.;;- Practical Teacher, Chicago.

A SPECIMEN COPY for examination will be mailed post-paid to any
teacher on receipt of 67 cents. SUPPLIES FOR FIRST INTRODUCTION,
ordered direct from the publishers, will be sent, expressage prepaid, at 67
cents net per copy.

S. C. GRIGGS & CO., Publishers, Chicago.

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