1901 printing of the 1901 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a B.A. and as Professor of English in the Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Argues for the importance of historical study for scholarship in the grammar of modern English. Based in the study of English grammars over a span of two hundred years. Recommends the work of O. F. Emerson, A. C. Champneys, and Lounsbury. Strives to move away from grammar instruction based on memorization to instruction based on induction. Includes "test questions" at the end of each lecture. The four lectures: History of English Grammar Teaching, Descriptive Grammar and Scientific Grammar, Purpose and Method, False Syntax. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete text.