An Apology for the Study of Northern Antiquities

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Published: 1715
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,919 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.2
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 1,562
Added to site: 2005.03.12
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Genre: Language

This text is the introduction to the author's Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue.

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n always rightly esteem'd a great Ornament and Test of the good Sense of such a Nation; and consequently to arraign the good Sense or Language of any Nation, is to cast upon it a great Reproach. Even private Men are most jealous, of any Wound, that can be given them in their intellectual Accomplishments, which they are less able to endure, than Poverty itself or any other kind of Disgrace. This hath often occasion'd my Admiration, that those Persons, who talk so much, of the Honour of our Countrey, _of the correcting, improving and ascertaining_ of our Language, shou'd dress it up in a Character so very strange and ridiculous: or to think of improving it to any degree of Honour and Advantage, by divesting it of the Ornaments of Antiquity, or separating it from the_ Saxon _Root, whose Branches were so copious and numerous. But it is very remarkable how Ignorance will make Men bold, and presume to declare that unnecessary, which they will not be at the pains to render useful. Such kind of Teachers are no new th

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