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SAMPLE CARICATURE, CHART & TRANSCRIPT

 

 

Sample Caricature...

 

There are 12 caricatures in Spelling Dearest,

 one for the main individual in each chapter.

This caricature is of Edmund Coote, the compiler

of the first comprehensive English spelling book.

 

 Caricature for SPELLING DEAREST, History Of English Spelling   

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           Sample Chart...

 

             There are 15 charts spread throughout the book. Each

             gives specific examples of the spelling in the period in

            question. The corresponding spelling in modern or

            older times is also given.

 

 

SOME OF THE MANY ENGLISH WORDS

INFLUENCED BY LATIN SPELLING

DURING THE RENAISSANCE

 

MODERN-DAY ENGLISH SPELLING

INFLUENTIAL

LATIN SPELLING

COMMON ENGLISH VARIANT BEFORE LATIN INFLUENCE

16TH-CENTURY ENGLISH VARIANTS

AFTER LATIN

INFLUENCE

(SOME  ARE UNINFLUENCED)

schedule

 

schedula

sedule

 

schedule, schedull, schedul

phlegm

 

phlegma

fleme

phlegm, phlegme, phleugme

rhyme

 

rhythmus

ryme

rhyme,  rhime,

rime

subtle

subtilis

Sutil

subtle,  sotell,

suttle

anchor

anchora

ancre

anchor,  anchore,

ancour

 
 
 
 
 
 

               Sample Transcript...

 

              There are 10 transcripts in Spelling Dearest. All are copies

               of passages or pages from famous or important documents.

              They are typical examples of the writing and spelling

                 at the time the original documents were published.

                

 

A Page From William Shakespeare's Lucrece (1594)

Printed By One Of The Best "Quality Printers"

Of The Late 16th Century

(Inconsistent spellings on this page have been underlined.

Words with different spellings on other pages

 in the same publication are in bold type.)

 

 

 

                           THE  RAPE  OF  LVCRECE

 

The deepe vexation of his inward soule,

Hath seru'd a dumbe arrest vpon his tongue,

Who mad that sorrow should his use controll,

Or keepe him from heart-easing words so long,

Begins to talke, but through his lips do thron     

   Weake words, so thick come in his poor harts aid,

   That no man could distinguish what he said.

 

Yet sometime Tarqvin was pronounced plaine,

But through his teeth, as if the name he tore,

This windie tempest, till it blow vp raine,

Held backe his sorrowes tide, to make it more.

At last it raines, and busie windes giue ore,

   Then sonne and father weep with equall strife,

    Who shuld weep most for daughter or for wife.

 

The one doth call her his, the other his,

Yet neither may possesse the claime they lay.

The father saies, shee's mine, o mine shee is

Replies her husband, do not take away

My sorrowes interest, let no mourner say

   He weepes for her, for shee was onely mine,

   And onelie must be wayl'd by Colatine.

 

 

 

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