[Ads-l] Between you and I, I'm surprised!

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sun Nov 27 07:41:48 EST 2016


And then looking in the eOED me found:

1582   A. Munday Eng. Romayne Lyfe ii. 20   So after certaine familiar
behauiour, vsed betweene him and I, he..went into the Refectorium. 1582   A.
Munday Eng. Romayne Lyfe ii. 20   So after certaine familiar behauiour, vsed
betweene him and I, he..went into the Refectorium.

Happy Thanksgiving all,
David


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It's even in Shakespeare, a century earlier.

_The Merchant of Venice_ III, ii, 320.

JL

On Sat, Nov 26, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Love[']s a Jest. A Comedy. (1. Ed.) - Page 67 
> https://books.google.com/books?id=3DZRNSAAAAcAAJ
> Peter Anthony Motteux - _1696_ - =E2=80=8ERead Ilb[red]. Well, Sam, 
> wil't speak a good word to thy Neice [sic] for hones=
t
> Bob[?]
> Ga[ymood]. _Between you and I_, honest Bob, 'twill be needless; I 
> fancy m=
y
> Lord Lovewel  will have her before to Morrow Noon, if he has not by 
> this time, and so I leave you.
>
>
> Somehow, till today, I've labored under the mispreapprehension that 
> _between you and I_ et sim. is something that became hip only 
> recently, like, since WWII. That it's, in fact, hundreds of years old is,
well...
>
> Youneverknow.
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint 
> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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