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whether a bare numeral can be turned

through, and turned       8
turned to the left       13
turned to the right       13
turned away       40
who turn       89
turned and twisted       108
we turn       187
their names had been turned to another       191
turned       209
by the rule which turns       212
Fisher, turned       214

that a man cannot turn his mere name       219
turn a description       241
be turned into arbitrary symbols.
There must be collateral matters to invest them       248
whether a bare numeral can be turned       254
Anybody may so use the same numerals, provided he turn them       255
turn with indifference       275
might soon turn into the white rose       276

argument turned,
was       278
in turn       291
or even by turning       305
What beneficial end could it possibly serve? It could not be turned       319
turned into sheer nonsense       320
turned out       326
turn out to be
a mere nullity       347
Well, take that case, and turn back       358
turn not upon       392
turned paper of a gray tint       410
turned work is so done       410
as a case turning       418
let us turn       435
turn       438
and turn       441
and turns       468
turn out to be erroneous       472
turns out to be unfounded       473
turned down       492

and thus turn the court into an engine       505
but when we turn... and attempt to reason from analogy, we find great difficulty       517

turns out to be in this instance       598
The bottles turned the scale.       609
turn, each       628
turned into an instrument       640
in their turn       661
turn it into a necessary       666
turn       731


turn, turns, turned, turnings — all of them — from
William Henry Browne (1825-1900), A Treatise on the Law of Trade-marks and Analogous Subjects, Firm-names, Business-signs, Good-will, Labels, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Englarged (1885)
University of Michigan copy, digitized October 16, 2013
several scans of different copies (including earlier and later editions) available via archive.org

W. H. Browne (1825-1900) saw military service in Mexico and later in the Civil War; retired as brigadier general and took a position (as did many mustered-out generals, apparently) in the Patent Office. His Treatise on the Law of Trade-Marks reads well to this day (and to this ear): it is philosophical, pragmatic linguistics, peppered with delightful examples and considerable wit (of the dry sort). He has been described as having developed “a reputation as a poet and raconteur” *, with reference to his story “The Mexican Coquette. A Sketch of Modern Chivalry” that appeared in the literary annual/gift-book The Iris : An Illuminated Souvenir, John S. Hart, ed. (Philadelphia, 1853) : 65-88.

Browne was brother of the composer and writer Augusta Brown Garrett (1820-82 *). Included in that same number of The Iris was Augusta’s “A Secret Letter. A Tale of the Crusaders” (pp 121-135).

3 July 2017

latihan; analogous subjects; lines; turns; numbers; numerals; whether
W. H. Brown, Treatise (1885); Augusta Browne Garrett