English Past and Present - Richard Chenevix Trench

English Past and Present

By Richard Chenevix Trench

  • Release Date: 1886-01-01
  • Genre: Foreign Languages


On the whole more corrections have been required in English Past and Present than in The Study of Words owing to the sweeping statements which involve universal negatives statements that certain words either first came into use or ceased to be employed at a specific date. Nothing short of the combined researches of an army of co operative workers such as the New English Dictionary commanded could warrant the correctness of assertions of this kind which imply an exhaustive acquaintance with a subject so immense as the entire range of English literature.