Tag Archives: Thackeray

Pride and Ignorance (Snippets 52)

Americanisms and Briticisms by James Brander Matthews is an entertaining study of the differences in spoken and written language between the two nations.  It is a useful snapshot, not just of the words themselves, but of concerns at the time … Continue reading

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Journals 7.2 – A Journey to Central Africa by Bayard Taylor (Part 2)

This is the second part of my article on Taylor’s journal.  For the first part, please see the entry posted on 22nd August 2015. The most important destination for most travellers to Egypt was the first stopping point on the … Continue reading

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