Accordingly, Part I. Deals with Modern English Grammar, covering the more familiar ground of Accidence, Analysis, Syntax, and Punctuation. Part II. Discusses the idiomatic uses of the different Parts of Speech, explaining these, when necessary, by reference to idioms that were in force in the earlier stages of our language. Part III. Deals solely with the subject of Historical English and Derivation. On account of the greater complexity Of this subject and the increasing importance ascribed to it, this Part has been made to cover about'as much space as the other two Parts combined. The Appendices deal with certain outlying subjects, such as Prosody, Figures of Rhetoric, Synonyms, etc., which do not belong to Grammar proper. Amongst them there is a valuable Note on the Names of Vocalic Sounds by Professor Skeat, which has been printed in this book with his permission.