Name Index


Sixth Report of the Committee on Devonshire Verbal Provincialisms

Trans. Devon Assoc., vol.  XV, (1883), pp. 74-98.


F.T. Elworthy, Member of Council of the Philological Society

Prepared by Michael Steer

The Committee’s Report was read at the Association’s July 1883 Exmouth meeting. Its purpose was to note and record current and past use of any Verbal Provincialisms in Devonshire, in either written or spoken language, that were not included in the lists published in the Association’s Transactions. As in the previous year’s Report, the Chairman again expressed his regret that “among the large number of  Association members, comparatively few appeared to feel sufficient interest in the county’s dialect to induce them to participate in preserving from oblivion the very many interesting and archaic forms of speech that still exist, and that nearly all must at some time or other have had an opportunity of hearing”. The Report from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitization of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Committee Members - Mr. J. S. Amery, Mr. G. Doe, Mr. R. Dymond, Mr. F.T. Elworthy, Mr. F. H. Firth, (Secretary), Mr. P.O. Hutchinson, Mr. P.Q. Karkeek, Dr. W.C. Lake.

Adams, Professor76
Addison, Joseph82
Bailey, Nathan86, 90, 94
Chaucer, Geoffrey89
Cornish, Rev. J.80
Cotgrave, Randle89, 94
Cranmer, Thomas97
Culpeper, Nicholas92
Dryden, John82
Dunstan, Saint97
Dymond, Mr. R.80
Elworthy, Mr. F.T.80
Elyot, Thomas94
Ferumbras, Sir89
Firth, Mr. F.H.80
Garfield, President83
Gloucester, Robert of97-8
Halliwell, James Orchard76-7, 86, 90-2, 94
Hamilton, Mr. A.H.A.80
Hampole, Richard Rolle de89
Hawker, Rev. Treasurer80
Henry IV81
John, King81
Johnson, Dr Samuel82, 94
Karkeek, Mr. P.Q.80
Lake, Dr. W.C.80
Langland, William98
Maundeville, Sir John89
Morris, Robert97
Nares, Robert77, 86
Pengelly, Mr. William86
Phillipps, Sir T.89
Pindar, Peter81, 90
Plowman, Piers85, 94, 98
Richard III94
Romeo and Juliet81
Shakespeare, William90, 94, 97
Skeat, Walter William90, 94
Small, J.97
Smith, Mrs.83
Trevisa, John89
Tyndale, William97
Webster, Noah82, 94
Wiclif, John89
William the Conqueror98
Wolfe, Rev. Prebendary80, 96