George P. Marsh
Lectures on the English Language
(London: John Murray, 1863) p. 76.

George P. Marsh
LECTURES ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Lecture V

STUDY OF EARLY ENGLISH


Difficulty of English: incorrectly spoken.

§ 2. A distinguished British scholar of the last century said he had known but three of his countrymen who spoke their native language with uniform grammatical accuracy, and the observations of most persons widely acquainted with English and American society confirms the general truth implied in this declaration.


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