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William H. Matchett


Some Notes on Quaker Speech When Quakerism originated in the 17th century, English pronouns in all groups, with one major exception, had already achieved the forms we use today:

Issue: On Heritage (July 2016)

Not Shakespeare Dear Editor: Whoever wrote the passage boxed on page 10 of the last issue, I have no idea, but I do know that it was not Shakespeare. Not only is there no play into which that speech would fit, but the key words – patriotic, patriotism, and citizenry – are words he never used anywhere, as reference to a concordance makes quickly clear.

Issue: On Time (March 2014)