antedating of y'all (1672) [was: (1704)]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 18 18:17:04 UTC 2014

If anyone is interested in the 1672 publication of _The conquest of
Granada_, it's in EEBO (rather than ECCO, presumably because ECCO
really means what it says about its period).  As well as at Harvard's
Houghton Library.


At 1/17/2014 03:25 PM, David Parker wrote:
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>---- Because I've seen
>This Day, what 'tis to hope to be a Queen!
>Heav'n, how y'all watch'd each Motion of her eye!
>John Dryden, _ The conquest of Granada by the Spaniards. Acted at
>the Theatre-Royal_.   London: printed for J. Tonson, and T. Bennet:
>and sold by J. Knapton at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, G.
>Strahan and W. Davis over-against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1704.   P. 13
>But according to WorldCat, this play was first published in 1672 "in
>the Savoy, Printed by T.N. for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold
>at the Anchor in the Lower Walk of the New Exchange."
>Again, from Gale's Eighteenth Century Collections Online.
>And now, back to my real work.
>David B. Parker
>Professor of History
>Assistant Chair,
>   Dept. of History & Philosophy
>Kennesaw State University
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