Item #34074 An Exmoor scolding; in the propriety and decency of Exmoor language, between two sisters, Wilmot Moreman & Thomasin Moreman, as they were spinning. Also, an Exmoor Courtship. Andrew Brice.
An Exmoor scolding; in the propriety and decency of Exmoor language, between two sisters, Wilmot Moreman & Thomasin Moreman, as they were spinning. Also, an Exmoor Courtship...

An Exmoor scolding; in the propriety and decency of Exmoor language, between two sisters, Wilmot Moreman & Thomasin Moreman, as they were spinning. Also, an Exmoor Courtship...

Exon [i.e. Exeter]: A. Brice and B. Thorn, 1771. Seventh edition, "wherein are now first added such marginal notes, and a vocabulary or glossary, at the end, as seems necessary for explaining uncouth expressions, and interpreting barbarous words and phrases." Slim 8vo, pp. [2], iv, 3-60; original drab paper-covered boards, neatly rebacked; title page a little foxed, else very good and sound. Sometimes also attributed to Benjamin Bowring and William Hole. The editor was Andrew Brice. The glossary is of some importance; it is the best early source for meaning (and occasionally etymology) of the Devonshire dialect, of which An Exmoor Scolding "is a genuine specimen thereof" (see DNB). Alston notes that the work was first published in the "Gentleman's Magazine" in 1746, but no edition prior to the seventh contained the glossary. Alston IX, 36 locates 5 copies, and only that at the Newberry in the U.S. ESTC adds Columbia, Boston Public, and San Antonio College. Item #34074

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