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" English or any other uninflected speech," he writes, " a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience as a nomenclature, a medium of thought and discussion about language, than a guide to the actual use of it, and it is as impossible to acquire... "
The Massachusetts Teacher - Page 141
1864
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - 1860 - 736 pages
...an instrument of grammatical discipline. So far as respects English or any other uninflected speech, a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...swim by attending a course of lectures on anatomy. I shall show more fully on another occasion,* that when language had been, to use an expressive Napoleonism,...
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - 1860 - 716 pages
...of grammar is rather a matter of convenicnce as a nomenclature, a medium of thought and diseussion about language, than a guide to the actual use of...it, and it is as impossible to acquire the complete commani of our own tongue by the study of grammatical precept, as to learn to walk or swim by attending...
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - 1863 - 740 pages
...an instrument of grammatical discipline. So far as respects English or any other uninflected speech, a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...a nomenclature, a medium of thought and discussion abottt language, than a guide to the actual use of it, and it is aa impossible to acquire the complete...
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Supplement to the Cyclopędia of American Literature: Including Obituaries ...

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1866 - 180 pages
...freedom and liberality. " So far as respects English or any other uninttected speech," he writes, " a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...about language, than a -guide to the actual use of it, mid it is as impossible to acquire the complete command of our own tongue by the study of grammatical...
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Supplement to the Cyclopędia of American Literature: Including Obituaries ...

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1866 - 176 pages
...freedom and liberality. " So far as respects English or any other uninnected speech," he writes, " a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience as a nomenclature, a medinm of thought and discussion about language, than a guide to the actual use of it, and it is as...
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - 1867 - 766 pages
...an instrument of grammatical discipline. So far as respects English or any other uninflected speech, a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...nomenclature, a medium of thought and discussion about lauguage, than a guide to the actual use of it, and it is as impossible to acquire the complete command...
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The Educational Journal of Virginia

Charles Henry Winston, Richard M. Smith, D. Lee Powell, John Meredith Strother, H. H. Harris, John Patrick McGuire, Rodes Massie, William Fayette Fox, Harry Fishburne Estill (F.), Richard Ratcliffe Farr, John Lee Buchanan, George R. Pace - 1872 - 650 pages
...at last?" And in a somewhat similar vein, Mr. Marsh says, though speaking of the English language: " It is as impossible to acquire the complete command...swim by attending a course of lectures on Anatomy." First Series, p. 88. I will conclude this part of my subject by saying that the better all the forms...
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Words: Their Use and Abuse

William Mathews - 1878 - 408 pages
...become habitual. * See page 29. It has been affirmed by a high authority that a knowledge of English grammar is rather a matter of convenience as a nomenclature, — a medium of thought and discussion about the language, — than a guide to the actual use of it; and that it is as impossible to acquire the...
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Cyclopadia of American Literature, Volume 2

Evert Augustus Duyckinck - 1881 - 1078 pages
...freedom and liberality. " So far as respects English or any other uninflected speech," he writes, ua knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...swim by attending a course of lectures on anatomy. When language had been, to use an expressive Gallicism, once regimented, and instruction had grown...
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Lectures on the English Language

George Perkins Marsh - 1885 - 612 pages
...an instrument of grammatical discipline. So far as respects English or any other uninflected speech, a knowledge of grammar is rather a matter of convenience...swim by attending a course of lectures on anatomy.* I shall show more fully on an* As these Lectures are now offered to a wider public than that to which...
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