[Ads-l] John Clare on grammar

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 10 20:14:11 UTC 2016

The English laboring-man poet John Clare (1793 - 1864) had strong feelings
about the subject. As he wrote to his publisher (and cousin) John Taylor in

[G]rammer in learning is like Tyranny in government - confound the bitch
ill never be her slave.

(From Edward Storey, ed. _The Letters of John Clare_ [Oxford: Clarendon,
1985) 231].


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