Font Size:  Small  Medium  Large

William Cobbett's "Grammar" and its Purchasers

John W. Osborne

Abstract


Osbornes writes about the great popularity and many editions of William Cobbett's "A Grammar of the English Language." As an outspoken advocate of radical change inEngland, the "Grammar" was to have been a weapon against his country's system of government and its rulers and its intended readers were the working class.  It is more than likely, however,  that the majority of buyers were ambitious members ofthe lower middle-class plus some relatively well-off artisans.


Full Text: PDF

 

Creative Commons License
JRUL issues beginning with Vol 50, No 2 (1988) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 United States License. The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries. ISSN: 0036-0473.
 
Issues prior to Vol 50, No 2 (1988) have been digitized and made available for noncommercial educational, scholarly, or research purposes. We ask that you provide proper attribution when using these works.