An Abridgement of the Last Quarto Edition of Ainsworth's Dictionary, English and Latin

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by Robert Ainsworth

Ainsworth's Dictionary
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author Robert Ainsworth
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Desc. 8vo

This dictionary was designed for use in schools and in teaching the formal use of both English and Latin for formal composition.[1] The abridgment omits full verb declination instead focusing on a more efficient presentation of the verb form and a description of the pattern it follows.[2] This was done for pedagogical purposes, to attempt to force students to remember the declination and verb forms of the Latin they had to learn.[3]

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  1. An Abridgement of the last Quarto Edition "[1]"
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.