How to Speak and Write Correctly
Principles of letter writing. Forms. Notes.
Mistakes. Slips of authors. Examples and corrections. Errors of redundancy.
PITFALLS TO AVOID
Common stumbling blocks. Peculiar constructions. Misused forms.
Diction. Purity. Propriety. Precision.
How to write. What to write. Correct speaking and speakers.
Origin. American slang. Foreign slang.
WRITING FOR NEWSPAPERS
Qualification. Appropriate subjects. Directions.
CHOICE OF WORDS
Small words. Their importance. The Anglo-Saxon element.
Beginning. Different Sources. The present.
MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES OF LITERATURE
Great authors. Classification. The world's best books.
In the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end in
view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended,
that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, the
learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises
on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as gold
enclosed in chests of steel and locked beyond power of opening. This book