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SEQUEL

TO THE

DIVERSIONS OF PURLEY:

CONTAINING

AN ESSAY ON ENGLISH VERBS,

WITH

REMARKS ON MR. TOOKE'S WORK,

AND

ON SOME TERMS EMPLOYED TO DENOTE SOUL OR SPIRIT.

BY JOHN BARCLAY.

And I come after, glening here and there,
And am ful glad if I maie find an eare
Of any goodly word that ye han left:

Chaucer.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY SMITH, ELDER, AND CO.

65, CORNHILL.

MDCCCXXVI.

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PREFACE.

The following Essay on English Verbs treats of their formation from one another, and of the effect of certain terminating syllables - a subject which has not yet received that attention from our Lexicographers and Grammarians which it deserves.

The Remarks on “ The Diversions of Purley” are mostly a selection from Notes, written on perusal of that Work.

In the Remarks on some Names of the Soul, I have ventured to differ from authors, whose opinion it may well appear presumption in me to controvert: but I have not done so rashly, or without a careful consideration of the subject; and I have stated, at great length, my reasons for differing from them. It may not be superfluous to add, that I consider it purely a philological question.

Calcots, June, 1826.

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