1841 copyrighted text. The author is credited as the author of Grammar Simplified. A grammar handbook designed with a new method to impart a knowledge of grammar in a much shorter time than previous texts, and it is explicitly for families and private learners. The text uses parsing lessons, a section of false grammar corrected (broken into many rules). The appendix contain notes to syntax. The Schultz Archive copy contains a few pages (presumably) from each of the various sections of the work. Some of the copies cut off the text in the margins.
No printing or copyright year are on this copy (the dedication is dated 1820), but a handwritten note dates it to 1901 (it was long out of print, according to the preface). No information on Cobbett is given, but in the incomplete editor's preface states that Cobbett was the first to demonstrate how to write for young people and in a manner that plain people can understand (in a conversational style). The editor goes on to say that grammar should not be taught out of books, but rather by the teacher himself. This book is meant for those who are learning without a teacher, or it is for children of at least twelve. The editor says Cobbett is addressing boys fourteen and fifteen years old. The text is a written as a series of letters (epistles) and covers orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody. Including are examples of false grammar, errors, and nonsense. The six additional lessons for statesmen are dated 1822. The Schultz Archive copy is missing some pages at the beginning which cut into the preface, but otherwise the entire text is complete.