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John Dryden (1631–1700).  The Poems of John Dryden.  1913.
 
Some Peculiar Spellings of Dryden’s
 
Built = Build (substantive).
But = Butt.
Casme = Chasm.
Cent’ry = Sentry.
Course = Coarse.
Eugh = Yew.
Ghess = Guess.
Helter = Hilter.
Lest = Least.
Loose = Lose.
Main = Mane.
Oar = Ore.
Oph = Oaf.
Pheretrian = Feretrian.
President = Precedent.
Salvage = Savage.
Satyr and Satyre = Satire.
Throws = Throes.
Wex = Wax.
Whether = Whither.
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  The others are not likely to mislead. Many of his proper names are eccentric. Greek and Roman names may sometimes owe their forms to misprints, but even Ben Jonson regularly appears as Johnson.  2
 
 
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