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Literary Blunders

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"We all make and we all meet with many arnnsing literary blunders. The worst of it ia that we readily f orget them. Every one should keep a book of these delightful things, which please us with a sudden sense of superiority. Ainong misprints is knises. "Some swing on hooks, some run knises through theiv ":..; Is," said an article in The Edinburgh Re: iew. Here ever}' one would emend by I.nives or krisses - kuives was the real ug. In "The Monastery" Scott wr be about "nursing evil passions." This was printed "inorsing," and the verb "to morse" was defended by writers in Notes and Queries. It has lately been pointed out that in the "Surgeon's Daughter" Scott is made to say that the "nautch girls perfume their voluptuous eastern domes," whereas the real reading must be "perform their voluptuous eastern dances." But we are not aware that the coquille has been corrected. In "Pendennis" a boy is said to excel in "running and puinping." This must mean "jumping," though the actual competition would have its merits. There are no ridings in Yorkshire, triding is the right word, but there is a "World Riding" in Mr. Morris'


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