Treatise on grammar by Lewis Maidwell, with commendatory poems by John Dryden and Nahum Tate

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript treatise on grammar headed "Grammar is the art of speaking", using Latin and English examples (ff.3r-37r); preceded by poems "To Mr. L. Maidwell on his new method" (f.1r-v), signed "J. Drydon" (apparently John Dryden) and "To Mr. L. Maidwell on his new grammar" (f.2r-v), signed "N. Tate" (i.e. Nahum Tate).

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the manuscript is unknown. Lewis Maidwell (1650-1715) was a minor writer, grammarian, and promoter of education.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Pickering, March 1984


In English and Latin

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database