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18c Midcentury Premodern

The Complete English Scholar in Three Parts.

8. The Complete English Scholar in Three Parts.

Buchanan, James. London: A. Millar, 1753.

A Scotsman by birth, Buchanan (fl. 1740–1773) became a schoolmaster in Surrey and a prolific author of educational books and dictionaries. He wrote not only the book displayed here but also A Regular English Syntax (1767) and The British Grammar (1784)—both of which were also printed in the United States. In The Complete English Scholar, Buchanan wrote that “a wrong education of children is an evil that starves posterity.”

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18c Midcentury Premodern