Something titled "The English liberal science..." of 1650?

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Oct 6 12:36:25 UTC 2005

Perhaps he meant:
The Eighth Liberal Science... (1650)

Stephen Goranson

Quoting "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>:

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> Eric Partridge, in "A dictionary of slang and unconventional English"
> (1984) writes "In 1650 there appeared an anonymous pamphlet entitled
> _The English Liberal Science: or a new-found Art and Order of
> Drinking_. In addition to some general matter (introduction, comment,
> anecdote), there are groups of slangy and colloquial phrases used
> freely by tavern-frequenters of the time." He writes that he
> reproduces the list "complete".
> I have been unable to uncover anything with this title, or with
> subsets of its title words (Harvard, British Library, WorldCat).  Nor
> has a Harvard reference librarian (who I assume also checked
> ESTC).  Can anyone help?
> Joel

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