Antedating of "Split Infinitive"

david hughes dth10 at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 27 19:42:15 UTC 2008

In Britain there's a small independent publishing house called Carcanet (
David Hughes
> Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 16:54:39 +0000> From: chris at LASCRIBE.NET> Subject: Re: Antedating of "Split Infinitive"> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> > ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>> Poster: Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET>> Subject: Re: Antedating of "Split Infinitive"> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------> > On 27 Dec 2008, at 16:27, Chris Waigl wrote:> >> > If you need a postdating, there's one in the Times Digital Archive, in> > an obituary of March 16, 1933, which ends wthus: "Let us remember him> > as he would have us remember him, with a 'carcanet of smiles' and not> > with a 'rosary of tears.'" (I took a screenshot, in case someone finds> > it useful.)> >> > I have to take this one back because it is just a quote, too, from a> source cited in the OED:> > 1876 MACFARREN Harmony vi. (ed. 2) 191 This a carcanet of smiles, the> other, a rosary of tears.> > It occurs in a few more obits.> > Chris Waigl> > ------------------------------------------------------------> The American Dialect Society -
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