An Introduction to an English Grammar.

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Creator

John Henley

Title

An Introduction to an English Grammar.

Publisher

J. Roberts et al.

Date

1726

Coverage

London

Description

A scholarly poseur, Henley (1692–1756) struggled as a student at Cambridge, where he said he “had the Stupidity to be educated.” He supposedly “bested Ten Examiners & was thanked by the University.” Henley’s original plan, he claimed, had been to publish a grammar for each major language—at the rate of one per month. His plan was derailed by “delays of the press.” As for errors in this book, Henley tried to deflect criticism by saying that “a moderate scholar will easily discern and correct them.”