Rules, Rules

Hugh Kenner

  • The Oxford English Grammar by Sidney Greenbaum
    Oxford, 652 pp, £25.00, February 1996, ISBN 0 19 861250 8

Grammar could once seem synonymous with all learning, including magic and astrology; hence French grimoire (book of spells) and English glamour. But as early as the 14th century its OED sense 1.a had emerged:

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