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August 28, 2017


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Peter N. Williamson

There's so much here I don't know where to start.
OK: The hornbook. I often wondered what it was. Thanks for clearing that up.
Looking at your first hornbook example I noted this: The "s" in lines 2 and 4 is as we know it.
Then we see "Holy Ghoft"in line 10. As we go through The Our Father we see modern "esses" until we get to "Trefpaffes", then "as" occurs and then we get "Trefpafs againft us:".
Was the usage dictated by the printer's need to save space. Or what?
(Hope you had a grand time with your family)

Peter N. Williamson

Me again: What about battledore and shuttlecock as a name for badminton?
As I said there's so much in this offering from you. I think I'll go and have a lie down.

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