Monthly Archives: November 2011

Robert Lowth learning German

Lowth is well known as a scholar of Hebrew: see for instance the entry in the Dictionary of National Biography¬†on Lowth. And thanks to the kind of education he had received as a boy he was thoroughly acquainted with classical … Continue reading

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Lowth’s grammars on the Internet

The database Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) includes 34 editions and reprints of Lowth’s grammar. You can find these by means of an Advanced Search string that includes Lowth = author AND grammar = title NOT Ash = author. If … Continue reading

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Lines inscribed on a Leaf of Lowth’s Grammar

This poem shows that Lowth’s grammar inspired its readers to more things that acquiring “the Art of rightly expressing our thoughts by Words” (Lowth 1762:1). The poem is part of a collection of poems called The Wiccamical Chaplet (1804), edited … Continue reading

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