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AS COXNECTED WITH THE

Faculties of the Mind,

AND AS APPLIED TO

THINGS IN NATURE AND ART.

SOCIA MENTIS LINGUA.

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BY WILLIAM S. CARDELL.

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NEW-YORK.

CHARLES WILEY, No. 3 WALL-STREET.

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Southern District of New-York, ss.

E IT REMEMBERED, That on the sixteenth day of February, 1. D of America, William s Cardell, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit :

“Essay on Language, as connected with the Faculties of the Mind, and as anplied to things in Nature and Art. Socia mentis lingua. By William S. Cardell "

lo conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to ao Act, entitled "an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the

arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints"

JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

3. SEYMOUR, PRINTER, JOHN-STREET.

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moral causes,

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Introductory dissertation,

1
General view of language as intimately combined with.

the mental powers, the instruction and welfare of na-
tions, and the whole social and commercial intercourse
of rational beings,

26.
Structure of speech in its earliest known forms, deduced

from the nature and wants of man, and the condition of
savage life,

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Brief history of the progress of letters, from the time of

their invention, with a slight notice of the changes to
which language has been subjected from political and

13
General character of the English language, and its bis-

tory, from the invasion of England by Julius Cesar, to
the present time,

24
Philosophic exposition of speech in its practical adapta-
tion to the purposes of life,

34
Elementary principles and definitions,

39
Classification of words,

44
Nanes of things grammatically considered,

ib.
do. do. philosophically do.

ib.
Pronouns or substitutes,

62
Words of relation and description, adjectives,

66
Actions or affirmations-verbs,

107
Logic and philosophic elucidation of moods and tenses, 121
Etymons and practical explanations of the words errone-
ously called auxiliaries,

138
Verb to be,

141
Participles always adjectives by use,

165
Contractions in terms and in construction,

ib.
Adverbs,

178
Conjunctions,

180
Prepositions,

182
Irregular articolations called interjections,

184
Structure of sentences,

185
Lessons in parsing, grammatical,

187
do.
dos philosophic,

193
Specimens giving a slight view of the changes in language, 194
Examples of errors in practice,

203

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