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date: 19 October 2019

Aickin, Josephlocked

(fl. 1693–1705?)
  • R. D. Smith

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Aickin, Joseph (fl. 1693–1705?), grammarian, was, according to the title-page of his English Grammar (1693), a 'Schoolmaster in Fisher-street, near Red Lion Square in Holborn and lately one of the Masters of the Free-School of London-Derry'. An indication of his philosophy appears from the preface statement that English teachers cannot be more respected and better paid 'till it be found that the English Tongue is copious enough of itself, to express every thing and notion' and 'till people do see that it may be perfectly acquired, without being beholden to the Latine' (...

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