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BY

ALFRED H. WELSH, A.M.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AND ENGLISH IN THE OHIO STATE UNIVER-

SITY: AUTHOR OF DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND

LANGUAGE, ESSENTIALS OF GEOMETRY, ESSEN-

TIALS OF ENGLISH, ETC.

Rhetoric is nothing but reason well dressed, and argument put in order.-
JEREMY COLLIER

For my part, I am convinced that the method of teaching which approaches
most nearly to the method of investigation is incomparably the best; since, not
content with serving np few barren and lifeless truths, it leads to the stock on
which they grew.- BURKE

CHICAGO
S. C. GRIGGS AND COMPANY

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DEDICATED

TO

GOVERNOR CHARLES FOSTER

There have been fewer friends on earth than kings.- COWLEY

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