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PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH

GRAMMAR.

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PRINTED FOR A. A. DE BEÇA;
SOLD BY DULAU & co., 37, somo SQUARE ; AND J. WACEY, (LATE

BOOSEY,) 4, OLD BROAD STREET, ROYAL EXCHANGE.

1832.

Ontered at Stationers' Hall.

PRINTED BY L. THOMPSON, 19, GREAT ST. HELENS, BISHOPSGATE.

PREFACE.

The study of the living tongues having become, within these last years, a very essential branch of education, a good grammar giving a facility to that attainment cannot fail to be considered an object of importance. It is this, certainly, which has brought forth so many works of the kind in the various languages; however, notwithstanding the real merit of some of the different publications that have appeared before the public, this description of work may be looked upon as a kind of petrification; the more you rub it, the more its beauties come to light. This consideration, coupled with the intimacy that has subsisted without interruption for such a length of years, between England and Portugal, induced me to undertake the compilation of the present New GRAMMAR, in which I have endeavoured to produce a work equally adapted to both nations, in order to facilitate the acquirement of either language ; and, if the book has no other merit, it will I believe, at least, have the recommendation of novelty. The work, when minutely examined, will be found, though

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