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AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE

CRITICAL REVIEW.

VOL. III.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED FOR H. BIGLOW AND 0. L. HOLLEY,

AT No. 19 WALL-STREET.

PRINTED BY BENJAMIN G. JANSEN,

No. 8 Warren-street.

1818.

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THE

AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE

AND

CRITICAL REVIEW.

No. I...... VOL. III.

MAY, 1818.

Art. 1. ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

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MESSRS. EDITORS,

1. “ The possession of the goods was THERE has lately crept into our lan- altere:), by the owner taking them into

guage a very uncouth and inaccu- his own custody.” [Marshall on Insurrate form of speech, wbich ought, before this time, to have been made the subject 2. “ In consequence of the king of of some authoritative critical censure. Prussia invading Saxony and Bohemia, Thus far, however, it has escaped, I be- the Aulic council voted his conduct to be lieve, all public animadversion; and it is a breach of the public peace." (Edinb. a matter of no little surprise, that some Encylop. of the professed literati, both in Great 3. “ The secretary wearing a sword Britain and this country, are contributing and uniforın, was a circumstance which to its currency by their own example. added greatly to his natural awkwardIndeed, from an inherent propensity, in

[Notices of Mr. Hume. our language, to that particular combina 4. “Many valuable lives are lost, by tion of words, or mode of expression, in reason of studious men indulging too much which the fault in question always ori- in sedentary habits.” [Anon. ginates, it is now becoming a character 5. “ I rise in consequence of the hon. istic blemish in many of the most respect gentleman having alluded to a remark of able written compositions and public mine." [Congr. Debates. speeches of the day. There is certainly 6. “ The fact of an appointment having no extravagance in saying, that it dis- been made, would not prevent its being graces a great proportion of both. recalled.” (Lord Castlereagh.

The inaccuracy to which I refer, con 7. “How will this idea consist with the sists in improperly using a noun in the Sabbath having been a ritual appointinent nominative or objective case, instead of to Israel?” (Christ. Observ. the possessive, where the clause itself, in 8. “ Instead of Asia Minor having rewhich the noun is used, or some other ceived them from Greece, a directly connoun, stands, in sense, and ought to stand, trary process took place.” (Quart. Rev. in grammatical construction, as the no 9. “ The gentleman having advanced minative or objective. To illustrate my a doctrine, which I regard as unconstitumeaning, I subjoin a list of examples, tional, is my apology for troubling the selected at random, from a few hours' house,” &c. [Congr. Debates. miscellaneous reading, and generally from 10. “ In New England, there is no a class of compositions in which one might test to preventchurchmen holding offices." reasonably expect to find, at least,“ pro- [Edinb. Rev. per words in proper places.” The exam 11. “ Observers—who reject all idca ples are numbered, for the purpose of fa- of their elevation being owing to volcanic cilitating particular references to them. eruptions." [Quart. Rev.

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