A Compendious Way of Teaching Ancient and Modern Languages, Formerly Practised by the Learned Tanaquil Faber, in the education of one of his sons, and of his daughter, the celebrated Madam Dacier, and now, with little alteration, successfully executed in London…To which are added, some tracts and observations on the same subject, by several eminent men, viz. Roger Ascham (tutor to Queen Elizabeth), Richard Carew, Mr. Milton, Mr. Locke, &c. With an account of the education of the Dauphin, by J.B. Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux.

London: Printed by J. Downing, for the author, 1723. Second edition, with significant additions; first published in 1721 (98 pp. only). ESTC catalogues this work as if it were essentially a translation of Tanneguio Le Fèvre’s essay (his “Methode court et facile pour apprendre les humanités Grecque et Latines,” which is included, but the book is in fact an original treatise on the teaching of languages by an accomplished linguist of Welsh descent who was employed for a time as a tutor to the children of George II. Philipps followed this work in 1726 with his Essay towards a Universal and Rational Grammar. With a new two-page “advertisement to the reader,” explaining some of the changes for this edition. The excerpts from Ascham and Locke have been added, as have several other short pieces translated from the French; of particular interest is the inclusion of the full text of Milton’s Of Education. A fine copy, uncut and partially unopened. Original pale blue wrappers, a bit dusty, some wear to spine. [4], iv, 128, 169-184 pp. (text continuous). Item #7486

ESTC notes five copies in North America.

Alston X, 167. cf. Coleridge, Turnbull Milton Collection, 36 and 38 (the editions of 1727/8 and 1750 only.

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