Landmarks in English Grammar - The Eighteenth Century
Landmarks in English Grammar: The Eighteenth Century is
a collection of five classic eighteenth-century grammars of English.
They are bundled on a single CD-ROM together with a copy of Acrobat
Reader, the software used to view the texts.
The texts in this collection have been chosen for their importance in the history of English grammar. The collection consists of:
Charles Gildon & John Brightland, A Grammar of the
English Tongue, 1711
Joseph Priestley, Rudiments of English Grammar, 1761
Robert Lowth, A Short Introduction to English Grammar, 1762
John Ash, Grammatical Institutes, 1763
Lindley Murray, English Grammar, 1795
- grammatical terms
- citations from writers such as Swift, Pope, Addison, and Steele
- topics of contemporary interest, such as "correctness", "usage", English and Latin compared, and the "simplicity" of English
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This page last modified 28 May, 2015 by Survey Web Administrator.