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DIVERSIONS OF PURLEY:
AN ESSAY ON ENGLISH VERBS,
REMARKS ON MR. TOOKE'S WORK,
ON SOME TERMS EMPLOYED TO DENOTE SOUL OR SPIRIT.
BY JOHN BARCLAY.
And I come after, glening here and there,
PUBLISHED BY SMITH, ELDER, AND CO.
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.