Monthly Archives: November 2014

New letter by Lowth

A new letter by Robert Lowth (1710-1787) has come to light. Read more about it here.

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’Tis thou hast slain my son! Zero relatives in Horace Walpole’s writing

Below follows Lennart van der Velden’s first blog post, on the language of Horace Walpole, someone dealt with elsewhere on this blog: Horace Walpole (1717- 1794) is one of those people from whom a large collection of letters and other writings have thankfully … Continue reading

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Late Modern English Letters: Corpora & Tools

This post is a part 1 of 2 in a series on tips and tricks on doing research on Late Modern English letters with the help corpora and other tools. Part 1 is about building your own corpus and concordancing … Continue reading

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ESL in the Late Modern Netherlands

Today we are visiting the Dutch Royal Family Archives in The Hague, to be able to study the English letters the former Dutch queen Wilhelmina wrote to her governess Miss Saxton Winter. An edition of the letters was published in 2012, … Continue reading

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“That we are Your Servants wherever we go”

All the MA students in this year’s MA course on Late Modern English Letters have to write blog posts on their findings. Here is the first one, and it is by Sabine Krouwels: A couple of weeks ago, we discussed … Continue reading

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