The Philosophy of Language, Containing Practical Rules for Acquiring Knowledge of English Grammar.

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Creator

William Cramp

Title

The Philosophy of Language, Containing Practical Rules for Acquiring Knowledge of English Grammar.

Publisher

Belfe & Fletcher

Date

1838

Coverage

London

Description

An inveterate classicist, Cramp (1782–‍1851) spent much of his life erroneously advancing the idea that Philip Stanhope, the fourth Lord Chesterfield, was the 18th-century letter-writing author who, under the pseudonym “Junius,” attacked George III. His friends could scarcely get him to talk about anything else for more than two minutes. As for grammar, Cramp thought that “it would be difficult to name a science more extensive in its application, or more generally useful.” Not popular at dinner parties.