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With the best intention of justifying Messrs. PITMAN’S confidence in entrusting
me with the compilation of a Spanish Grammar to form part of the series of
“Commercial Grammars,” I set to work to produce a book which, while avoiding
pedantry and the agglomeration of superfluous and intricate rules which puzzle
the student, should equally avoid falling into the extreme of coarseness which
debases the subject under study, or the scrappiness resulting in gaps that perplex
and discourage him. I have tried to be brief and clear in the rules given.
The vocabulary has been chosen carefully, avoiding the artificiality of too much
commercial technology, but keeping constantly in view the object of the Series,
viz., to produce grammars specially suitable for students preparing for a
Whether I have succeeded in my efforts it is for the public to judge. I can only
say that, after more than twenty-five years’ teaching of Spanish in all its stages,
privately, at the Manchester University and in the large classes of our public
Institutions, I have tried my best to give the fruits of my experience to any
interested young people who may be eager to learn a language beautiful, noble,
and most useful.
I do not claim to have reached perfection. I only trust the book, such as it
presents itself, will be of real help to the student.