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Lindley Murray was born at Swatara in Penn

sylvania. He studied law and practised at the bar until the breaking out of the war of independence, when he became a merchant, and soon amassed a handsome fortune which enabled him to retire. The remaining years of his life were spent in England; here he wrote his celebrated

English Grammar”, and other works, and died in February, 1826.

The Hon. G. P. Marsh is a native of Vermont,

U. S. A. After occupying several important offices in that State, he became a member of the Federal Congress, subsequently United States' Minister at Constantinople, and is now United States' Minister at Florence. But his real distinction is as a scholar; and especially as a linguist. He is a rival of Bowring as a polyglot, and has attained deserved eminence as a master both of Northern and of Oriental languages.

Mr. S., who defends certain of Mr. Marsh's

expressions, is one of the professors in Trinity College, Hartford.

Mr. E. S. Gould is a son of the late Hon.

Judge Gould of Connecticut, who was one of the most eminent jurists, graceful speakers, and accomplished scholars in the United States. Judge Gould was also especially distinguished for purity and precision as a writer of English. Mr. E. S. Gould has therefore a sort of hereditary claim to rank as a purist in English style; and he has long been recognised in America

an authority in matters of literary and philological criticism.






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