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un some u ns

come unsome to enquire       1
for the making of any kind of Work is un some       2
passed through unSome Instan- touched       3
un, some one, any one, p       4
un some plain       5
unsome private whisper, or foolish imagination       6
un some u ns       7
un) Some one, somebody.       8
un, some body (for “motions” read “emotions.”)       9
a good unsome excuse       10
and unsome Seduction       11
by Iron or un some Right       12
’un. Some will believe nothing of       13
un, some one, nor quelque chose, some thing       14
unsome y,       15
I do not write this letter to entertain you with news, or for to wake you up to our dreadful condition, but that you may timely give un some advice what is best to do in our tarry       16
now commonly Un. Not turned, unturned, See Un. Some       17
Un-some Disagreement, difference       18
un-Some think,       19
by him, un some future       20
un some whoam’s brew’d       21
in account with unsome os       22
un some fossils       23
un-some-ly,       24
un’”!: some of the characters are uncertain, but the word is sufficiently clear.       25


  1. ex The Holy Bible: Containing the Old Testament and the New ( London, 1644) : Exodus 18:15
    (OCR misread of “come unto me to enquire”)
  2. ex entry for “prescrire,” in Guy Miège (1644-1718 *), A new dictionary, French and English, with another English and French (London, 1677)
  3. ex James Tyrell (1642-1718 *), The General History Of England, Both Ecclesiastical and Civil, Vol. II (London, 1700) : 110
  4. ex entry for “quelque un,” in The Law-French Dictionary, Alphabetically Digested : Very useful for all young students in the Common Laws of England. To which is added, The Law-Latin Dictionary... Collected out of the best authors, by F. O. (London, 1701) : here
  5. ex OCR misread of title, Some Plain Reasons humbly offer’d against the bill now depending in Parliament, to restrain the disposition of lands, by which the same become unalienable. (London, 1736) : 3
  6. ex A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the hearers of the Apostles (Notthingham, 1777) : 367
  7. ex George Horne (1730-92, *), his Sound Argument dictated by Common Sense ; in answer to Nathaniel Brassey Halhed’s testimony of the authenticity of the prophecies of Richard Brothers, and his pretended mission to recal the Jews. (Third edition, Oxford, 1795) : 6
    for Richard Brothers (1757-1824), see wikipedia
  8. ex definition for “Rhywun” (some one, somebody), in William Owen, comp., A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, explained in English; with numerous illustrations, from the literary remains and from the living speech of the Cymry. Vol II. (London, 1803) : here London, 1803
  9. ex list of indefinite pronouns, in John Martin his French homonyms: or, a collection of words similar in sound, but different in meaning and spelling (New York, 1807) : here
    and from errata (for page 22 line 14)
  10. ex The Parliamentary History of England, from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803. From which last-mentioned epoch it is continued downwards in the work entitled, “The Parliamentary Debates.” Vol. IV. A.D. 1660-1688 (London, 1808) : 939-940
  11. ex debate re: The Soldiers Seduction Bill (February 28, 1817), in The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time (London, 1817) : 780
  12. ex “An Act for the generall quiett of the Subject agaynst all p(re)tences of Concealement” (A.D. 1623-4) in The Statutes of the Realm printed by command of his majesty King George the Third. In pursuance of an address of The House of Commons of Great Britain. from original records and authentic manuscripts. Volume the Fourth. Part II (London, 1819) : 1210
  13. ex discussion of pronouns indefinite, in J. B. Mallet, An introduction to the French grammar, or, the accidence of that language made easy, with gradual exercises on every declinable part of speech... (Ipswich, 1821) : 161
  14. ex discussion of the neuter verb, in The elements of French grammar by [Charles François] Lhomond, revised and enlarged by A. M. D. G.; Translated from the French by Rutton Morris; Illustrated with wood-cuts by Branston (London, 1826) : 90
  15. ex A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages, in Two Parts; Portuguese and English, and English and Portuguese. By Anthony Vieyra; a new edition, carefully corrected, and very considerably imrproved [sic], by J. Dias Do Canto... Part I (London, 1827) : here
  16. ex testimony concerning events leading to the Morman War, in The Evening and the Morning Star (Kirtland, Ohio, January, 1834) : 5
  17. ex definition of “inconverted, inconvertible” (“now commonly Un.”) in Charles Richardson (1875-1865 *), comp., A New English Dictionary of the English Language : A to K (London, 1836) : here
  18. ex Joseph Bosworth (1788-1876 *), A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language (London, 1838) : 422 (where “un-some” seems to be a word)
  19. ex notes to I. Corinthians, chapter 7, in The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments... with explanatory notes, practical observations, and copious marginal references, by Thomas Scott. Vol. VI. (London, 1839) : here
  20. ex An Abridgement of the Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, from 1560 to 1840. Second Edition (Edinburgh, 1840) : 144
  21. ex J(ames). T(aylor). Staton (d. 1875, *), Rays Fro Th’ Loominary: A Selection of Comic Lancashire Tales, adapted for public reading or reciting (London, 1884) : 120
  22. ex Report of the Treasurer and Receiver-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for the year ending December 31, 1889 (Boston, 1890) : 123
  23. ex table of contents, collection of Contributions to Canadian Palaeontology (Geological Survey of Canada), here
  24. ex entry for “unseemly,” in Robert Hunter and Charles Morgan, eds., Universal Dictionary of the English Language Vol. 4 (1898) : 4987
  25. preview snippet only, pointing to Publications of the Babylonian Section, vol. 3 (1913) : 237
    in full —
    4: I. K^UN'"!: some of the characters are uncertain, but the word is sufficiently clear. It appears in Syriac only (in the singular in -6s) in the Arabic lexicons; see Payne-Smith, col. 868. unrip: evidently the same as the common «mp. Notice the ...

4 January 2020

tags: Rays Fro Th’ Loominary; tercets; un; unsome