Notes and Queries Volume 2

Notes and Queries Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...I ought to remember where it is, and shall incur contempt by exposin the limitations of my knowledge; but that ate is better for me than continuance in ignorance. Asmara. RICHIE Momruns AND R. W. ELLISTON: A Cuiuous COlNCIDENCE.--" In the meanwhile the m a.nimousRichie Moniplies had already reached ower Wharf. Here, after looking with contem t on several scullers by whom he was plied, and W lose services he rejected with awave of his hand. he called with dignity ' First Oars l' and stirred into activity seve lounging Tritons of the higher order, who had not, on his appearance, thought it worth while to accost him with proifers of service."--Scott, ' The Fortunes of Nigel ' chap. xxxi. " It irks me to think that, stript of thy regalities, thou shouldst ferry over, a oor forked shade, in crazy St-ygian Wherry. Met inks I hear the old boatman, paddling by the weedy wharf, with rancid voice bawling, 'Sculls, Sculls, ' to which, with waving hand and majestic action, thou deiguest no reply other than in two curt monos llablos, 'No: Oars."'--Charlea Lamb, 'Essays of Illlia, ' 'To the Shade of Elliston.' JONATHAN Boucmsn. MAELs'r1t0M.--This is a curious example of the influence of spelling u on pronunciation. All our dictionaries ('Century, ' Nuttall, Ogilvie, Smith, Webster, Worcester), following a false spelling, have given the pronunciation incorrectly, with the first element like English mail or male, instead of like ma/zl or marl. Lippincott alone gives both right and wrong pronunciations, but, misled by the s lling, he prefers the latter. How did this also spelling arise'! Canon Taylor, in his 'Names and more

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