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 Esquire.Esse’nes (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Es’says.
 
Lord Bacon’s essays were the first in English that bore the name.   1
        “To write just treatises requireth leisure in the writer and leisure in the reader … which is the cause which hath made me choose to write certain brief notes … which I have called essays.”—Dedication to Prince Henry.
 


 Esquire.Esse’nes (2 syl.). 

 
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