A Short Introduction to English Grammar.

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Creator

Robert Lowth

Title

A Short Introduction to English Grammar.

Publisher

A. Miller, T. Cadell & J. Dodsley

Date

1767

Coverage

London

Subject

New ed.

Description

A clergyman, poet, and Hebrew scholar, Lowth (1710–1787) was, apart from Lindley Murray, the most influential grammarian of the 18th century. His work was widely “pirated, pilfered, and plagiarized,” in the words of Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade. He is often misunderstood as having been archly prescriptive when in fact he was aware of the different registers in language and understood the structure of English as well as anyone in his day.