By George William Lyttelton

The Glynnese word list is that infrequent beast, a dictionary of a kinfolk language. Many households advance favorite phrases and words, giving them designated meanings in accordance with passing occasions or encounters. For the main half those fade into oblivion with the loss of life in their clients. The households of William Gladstone, numerous occasions major Minister of britain, and of his spouse Catherine Glynne, notwithstanding, built an surprisingly wealthy and chronic language; and this used to be recorded within the word list in 1851 through Gladstone's brother-in-law George, Lord Lyttelton, who married Catherine Glynne's sister Mary. Glynnese might be traced via generations of relatives memoirs, and the households' lofty social prestige ended in its being taken up by way of outsiders. Lyttelton was once a skilled scholar of language, and within the thesaurus he attracts at the modern approval for philology to provide a spoof dictionary which parodies the culture of dialect glossaries, whereas correctly recording the eccentric vagaries of Glynnese. George William, 4th Baron Lyttelton (1817-76) used to be trained at Eton and at Trinity university, Cambridge, the place he was once Senior vintage (top of the 1st category in Classics) in 1838. In 1839 he and William Gladstone married the sisters Mary and Catherine Glynne in a double marriage ceremony performed by way of the brides' father. He had 8 sons and 4 daughters, and yet another 3 daughters through his moment spouse. Lyttelton and Gladstone have been either prepared composers in Latin and Greek, and released a ebook of translations from English literature jointly in 1861. Lyttelton dedicated a lot of his existence to public carrier, specially in schooling, sitting on Royal Commissions within the 1860s. He was once a manic depressive, and devoted suicide in 1876.

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74] To summarise: in these five references to Gladstone, in one he and his foibles are the subject; Introduction xxxv in another he is cast as authority but is in fact is being teased; in one he simply reminds Lyttelton of a word; and in two cases he is recalled as a promising beginner. 7 Within the Glynnese coterie, with all its delight in anomaly, Gladstone was himself an anomaly. His relatively lowly social origin (son of a Liverpool merchant) was very different from that of Lyttelton, the fourth baron.

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If Gladstone is in an addle, he is. If he thinks he isn’t, perhaps he is too addled to think straight. His foibles are again on display: the obsessive cleaning of the carpet belongs with the coat listing and the hatred of spilt milk. to curtsey The author has been reminded of this by Mr Gladstone. It means what in some other dialect is signified by the ungainly colloquialism ‘to squiggle:’ namely to refuse to take precedence. [p. 74] To summarise: in these five references to Gladstone, in one he and his foibles are the subject; Introduction xxxv in another he is cast as authority but is in fact is being teased; in one he simply reminds Lyttelton of a word; and in two cases he is recalled as a promising beginner.

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