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OR,

TWO CHAPTERS

ON

FUTURE AUXILIARY VERBS.

BY SIR EDMUND W. HEAD, Bart.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1856.

301.c.4.

The right of Translation is reserved.

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LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET,

AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE.

SOME years ago I found myself discussing with an accomplished French lady the various intricacies of shall" and "will." The result of that conversation was, that I amused myself by putting together the remarks which I had met with, or which suggested themselves, on the subject of these puzzling auxiliaries. The two chapters now laid before the reader make no pretension to originality or profound research; they owe their origin to the discussion mentioned above, and they might have been better worth reading if I had, whilst writing them, had constant access to a large philological library. For the speculations in some of the notes I must ask indulgence.

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E. W. H.

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