The American Grammar.

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Creator

Robert Ross

Title

The American Grammar.

Publisher

Nathaniel Patten

Date

1782

Coverage

Hartford

Subject

7th ed.

Description

Irish by birth, Ross (1726–1799) was brought to America at age 3, graduated from Princeton, and became a Congregational minister. This “7th edition” is actually his first to add English to the Latin. Ross’s prose rambles, as on page 3: “How wretched and despicable is the man, who, when the years come wherein there is so little of the common pleasures of life to be enjoyed, can employ himself in nothing but in bitter complaints, or take to his bottle, for relief from his growing infirmities.”