The universal spelling-book: or, a new and easy guide to the English Language. Containing I Tables of Words [...] V Chronological Tables of the Succession of the Kings of England [...]

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"a circumstance occurd which nearly stopd me from writing even for my own amusement borrowing a school book of a companion, having some entertaining things in it both in prose and Verse with an introduction by the compiler, who doubtless like myself knew little about either [...] in this introduction was rules both for writing as well as reading Compositions in prose and verse, were, stumbling on a remark that a person who knew nothing of grammer was not capable of writing a letter nor even a bill of parcels, I was quite in the suds, seeing that I had gone on thus far without learing the first rudiments of doing it properly for I had hardly h[e]ard the name of grammer, while at school ? but as I had an itch for trying at every thing I got hold of I determ[i]ned to try grammer, and for that purpose, by the advice of a friend, bought the ""Universal Spelling Book"" as the most easy assistant for my starting out, but finding a jumble of words classd under this name and that name and this such a figure of speech and that another hard worded figure I turned from further notice of it in disgust for as I knew I could talk to be understood I thought by the same method my writing might be made out as easy and as proper, so in the teeth of grammer I pursued my literary journey" [In the suds = In the dumps]

Source

John Clare By Himself

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A Clareian epiphanic moment which was crucial to his sense of identity and purpose. British Library Shelfmark 1568/4140<br/> The attribution of Fenning as Clare's source is by the editors of 'By Himself,' Eric Robinson and David Powell.

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Accessed on 2019/07/16 00:35:43

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England
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Clare, John
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John Clare By Himself
Related place
England
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The universal spelling-book: or, a new and easy guide to the English Language. Containing I Tables of Words [...] V Chronological Tables of the Succession of the Kings of England [...]

Reading experience
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"a circumstance occurd which nearly stopd me from writing even for my own amusement borrowing a school book of a companion, having some entertaining things in it both in prose and Verse with an introduction by the compiler, who doubtless like myself knew little about either [...] in this introduction was rules both for writing as well as reading Compositions in prose and verse, were, stumbling on a remark that a person who knew nothing of grammer was not capable of writing a letter nor even a bill of parcels, I was quite in the suds, seeing that I had gone on thus far without learing the first rudiments of doing it properly for I had hardly h[e]ard the name of grammer, while at school ? but as I had an itch for trying at every thing I got hold of I determ[i]ned to try grammer, and for that purpose, by the advice of a friend, bought the ""Universal Spelling Book"" as the most easy assistant for my starting out, but finding a jumble of words classd under this name and that name and this such a figure of speech and that another hard worded figure I turned from further notice of it in disgust for as I knew I could talk to be understood I thought by the same method my writing might be made out as easy and as proper, so in the teeth of grammer I pursued my literary journey" [In the suds = In the dumps]

Source

John Clare By Himself

Text being read

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TST4
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A Clareian epiphanic moment which was crucial to his sense of identity and purpose. British Library Shelfmark 1568/4140<br/> The attribution of Fenning as Clare's source is by the editors of 'By Himself,' Eric Robinson and David Powell.

How to cite this record

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John Clare By Himself
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/62456
Accessed on 2019/07/16 00:35:43

Related place
England
Related people
Clare, John
Related text or manuscript
John Clare By Himself
Related place
England
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