Sunday, May 19, 2013

OED calls for Meanderings of Memory

Apparently, 51 words in the OED owe hail either first or early on from a book called Meanderings of Memory, which seems to have fallen out of existence. While this may happen all the time in classics, it's far less common in the history of English literature.

The OED has put out a public appeal for copies of the book, which is only cited once elsewhere-- in a collector's catalog. I hope someone finds it.

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