Wednesday, 21 March 2012

John Clare on grammar

At SVA meetings, we often spend quite a bit of time discussing the finer points of grammar. Part of our critiquing of one another's work involves close scrutiny of the nuts and bolts of language but perhaps we worry too much sometimes. A propos, I was amused to come across the following unrestrained opinion, expressed by the great English poet John Clare: 'Grammar in learning is like tyranny in government — confound the bitch I'll never be her slave'.

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