[Ads-l] "50l." (was: Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba)

Martin Purdy 00000bd8cf391c5b-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Apr 8 01:49:19 UTC 2021

50l. will be 50 pounds - an italic "l" was a common alternative to the £ sign until at least the late 1800s.  Not sure I've seen it in any 20th-century sources.

    On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 02:42:38 AM GMT+12, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:  
Sept. 1793, The Kentish Register, p. 59. Letter to the Editor, and including the John Taylor, Water-Poet attribution, who was said to have offered a money reward (50l. [?])for a better English example.


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