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Latin-English Grammar Folio
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0390  Friday, 5 March 1999.

From:           Frances K. Barasch <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Mar 1999 09:13:34 EST
Subject: 10.0361 Re: A Slip of the Quill
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0361 Re: A Slip of the Quill

Unless I am dreaming, I came across a Latin-English grammar folio (?)
years ago (at British Library or Folger?) by Ben Jonson, with facing
pages so that the English grammar (left side) would coincide with Latin
(right side).  I believe English grammar "rules" came along later on,
following the Latin.  but if Shakespeare knew "less Latin...," he could
miss a beat, and those unlearned in Latin would not care.  I'm sure the
Latin-English connection is the reason i was required to study it in
high school (as in Boston Latin grammar school). Does anyone know of
such a work by Ben Jonson? frances k. barasch

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