The Growth of English Schooling.
Incidental references. The practice of “making Latins” (i.e., making up or translating Latin sentences) may have been common in Ascham’s day but apparently was not in the time of WL. B. 15.365 ff. is cited as evidence of poor educational practices in Latin grammar (31). PPl reveals that its author had, at least, a “reading school” education. A reading school concentrated on inculcating basic Latin literacy while a grammar school required speaking and composing (48). Many middle-class wills of the fifteenth century reveal that WL’s advice to merchants to “sette scoleres to scole” was being heeded (166).
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