[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Sep 3 18:34:31 UTC 2017

Indeed.  I was always happy to see Robin's byline among the ADS-L posts.


On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> An email from his widow reports the sad news of the passing, some weeks
> ago, of our friend and colleague Robin Hamilton.
> Robin often demonstrated his capacity to combine a sense of humor with
> ferociously accurate and original scholarship. He had a more detailed
> knowledge  of early English cant and slang than anyone else in the world,
> or so I would wager.
> A real loss for all of us.
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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