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).
Treatise on grammar by Lewis Maidwell, with commendatory poems by John Dryden and Nahum Tate
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 66
- Dates of Creation1684
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Latin
- Physical Description1 vol. (39 ff.); In single scribal hand throughout, margins ruled in red. Oval crested booklabel, Lowther family, pasted inside front cover. Marginal note on f.12v cropped by binder; ff.37v-39v blank.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The compiler of the manuscript is unknown. Lewis Maidwell (1650-1715) was a minor writer, grammarian, and promoter of education.
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Purchased from Pickering, March 1984
In English and Latin
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The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html