The Rudiments of Latin and English Grammar.

29.1.jpg
29.2.jpg
29.3.jpg

Creator

Alexander Adam

Title

The Rudiments of Latin and English Grammar.

Publisher

Bell & Bradfute et al.

Date

1793

Coverage

Edinburgh

Subject

4th ed.

Description

After attending Edinburgh University as an “impecunious student,” Adam (1741–1809) became a headmaster and classical scholar. Adam was more interested in Latin than in English, and he thought departures from the Latinate model to be degenerate. His students included Sir Walter Scott, Lord Brougham, and Lord Cockburn. In 1809, he had a seizure while teaching. Five days later, on his deathbed, his final words were directed to an imaginary class: “But it grows dark, boys—you may go. We must put off the rest till tomorrow.”