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Home arrow Types of source arrow 18th-century arrow Anna Seward arrow Unrecorded (poetry) arrow 18c gap
Postdatings
Postdatings in Seward's poetry at present unrecorded in OED: Seward Table 3
Word
Quotation
OED dates
Date of text
Postdates OED record (years)
Comments
unerring, ppl. adj.
'What time great GLENDOUR...Wing'd his unerring shaft, and edg'd his victor sword' (Llangollen Vale, With Other Poems, p. 1)
1621, 1712, c1743
1796
52
OED1/2 : '3. Not going astray from the intended mark; certain, sure: a. Of missiles or other weapons.' Like the next entry, Seward's usage could be easily postdated further.
congealing, ppl. adj.
'Not for himself starts the impassion'd tear, / Congealing as it falls' (Elegy on Captain Cook, p. 7)
1599, a1652, 1750
1780
30
(See above.)
 
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