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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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Bulletin, Issues 27-36

Education - 1921
...of 1711, calls writing an accident; but in his third edition (1747) he changes his definition to " English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety." This definition Murray copies exactly. Dilworth uses the word " science," but he speaks...
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Report of the Minister of Education

Education - 1886
...true value as an educational factor than it was some years ago. The old and misleading definition, "English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with correctness and propriety," has almost disappeared, and our teachers are beginning to realize...
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Die englische Gebrauchsgrammatik

Werner Welte - English language - 1985 - 176 pages
...expressing our thoughts by Words." (R. Lowth, A Short Introduction to English Grammar (London, 1762), S. 1) "English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety." (L. Murray, English Grammar (York, 1795)) "Grammar may be regarded either from a thepretical...
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Words on Words: Quotations about Language and Languages

David Crystal, Hilary Crystal - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 580 pages
...words was for me an image of life. Iris Murdoch, 1975, Thursday' (first week), in A Word Child 23:82 ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety. Lindley Murray, 1795, English Grammar, Ch. i 23:83 Oh, I'll be friends if you'll be...
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The Cambridge History of the English Language, Volume 3; Volume 6

Richard M. Hogg, Norman Francis Blake, R. W. Burchfield - English language - 1992 - 500 pages
...history of English teaching until nearly the present. As to the second point, Murray had written that "English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety," and two million copies of his grammar linked linguistic propriety to "moral and religious"...
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Verbal Art Across Cultures: The Aesthetics and Proto-aesthetics of Communication

Hubert Knoblauch, Helga Kotthoff - Aesthetics - 2001 - 297 pages
...French grammar, first published in 1812 and much reprinted throughout the nineteenth century. And: "English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with propriety", agreed Lindley Murray7, in a pedagogical work that circulated widely in the English-speaking...
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Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric and Style

Brett Zimmerman - Literary Collections - 2005 - 408 pages
...But if it be asked - "What is the design - the end - the aim of English Grammar?" our obvious answer is, "The art of speaking and writing the English language correctly:". ("The Rationale of Verse," 14: 2.11-13) This device as Poe uses it, above, compares with praemunitio (defending...
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Pennsylvania School Journal, Volume 13

Education - 1864
...merely to bolster up a false theory, and their very meagerness shows that something is wrong. If " English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language correctly," the manuals in use teach but one third of that art, and a dictionary is useless in supplying the deficiency...
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Statistics of Land-grant Colleges and Universities, Volume 1, Issues 1-26

United States. Office of Education - Agricultural colleges - 1921
...Webster: Grammar is the art of communicating thoughts by words with propriety mid dispatch." Brown: English Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English Language n.nvrll.v."1 Brightland uses the definition "Art and Knowledge, according to the Use of every Speech,...
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Educational Review

Nicholas Murray Butler, Frank Pierrepont Graves, William McAndrew - Education - 1896
...middle of the present century, one finds a practically uniform agreement upon the following points: English grammar is the art of speaking and writing the English language with correctness and propriety. This art cannot be acquired by reading good literature, or by studying...
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