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" ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety. "
The American Journal of Education - Page 468
edited by - 1876
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 17

Education - 1868
...enable him to write or speak good English (and from this poirt of view the silly old definitiou, " English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety," is as false as it is illogical) ; and the few peculiarities in our Syntax may be learnt...
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Analytical and Practical Grammar: A Practical Grammar of the English ...

Peter Bullions - English language - 1870 - 336 pages
...thereby to express our thoughts in a correct and proper manner, according to established usage. 3. English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety. 4. Language is either spoken or written. 5. The elements of spoken language, are vocal...
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Bullions's School Grammar: With Practical Lessons and Exercises in ...

Peter Bullions - English language - 1870 - 172 pages
...Language ; the expression of them by letters (7) is Written Language (12), or Printed Language (Hi). 3. English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety. 4. It is divided into four parts ; namely, Orlhography, Etymology, Syntax, and Prosody....
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Common School Grammar: an Introduction to the Analytical and Practical ...

Peter Bullions - 1871 - 142 pages
...called SPOKEN Language. When we express them by characters or letters, it is called WRITTEN Language. English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety. It is divided into four parts ; namely, Orthography, Etymology, Syntax, and Prosody....
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Part 2

English periodicals - 1872
...there ain't no such luck at present, mister. I must be content to learn my verbs and adjectives — English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety. But never mind, wait a wee, as Scotchy Farlane, the Athenian Hercules, used to say...
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In the lap of fortune, Volume 1

Joseph Hatton - 1873
...there ain't no such luck at present,. Mister. I must be content to learn my verbs and adjectives — English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety. But never mind,, wait a wee, as Scotchy Farlane, the Athenian Hercules, used to say,...
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The Massachusetts Teacher and Journal of Home and School Education, Volume 27

Education - 1874
...that all our common school grammars, with perhaps the exception of Mr. James Brown's, agree that " English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language correctly." May we not, then, keeping this definition in view, all set about imparting to our pupils the ability...
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The Oberlin Review, Volume 18

College students - 1890
...learn ing how to use a reference map. Grammar is worse. The old grammars began with the definition, "English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language correctly," but intelligent grammarians now agree that people | learn to speak and write correctly from observation,...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 26

Henry Barnard - Education - 1876
...and (if he is old enough to write) writes it correctly. The teacher puts a book into his hand, tlic first sentence of which is, " English grammar is the...speaking English "correctly." If he is intelligent, he wondere whether he speaks it "correctly" or not. As to the meaning of "art," he is altogether at sea....
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Easy lessons in English grammar

Lionel Edwardes - English language - 1877 - 120 pages
...has never lost sight of the simple definition with which his little treatise commences, viz., that " English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English Language correctly ;" and accordingly he has not only given full and systematic instructions regarding Etymology and Syntax,...
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