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From: (Stewart Baldwin)
Subject: Re: County vs. Shire
Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 00:54:46 GMT
References: <3cdaa8b6.225834580@news.mindspring.com>


To give another example, I have a handful of photocopies from "The
Gentlemen's Magazine" during the time period 1784-1805, and it is
common for them to give the residence of somebody as "[name of town],
co. [name of county]" with examples of "[name of town], _____shire"
also being present (with more examples of the former than the latter,
but without any clear indication that one was preferred to the other).

This example should suffice to kill the notion that the first of the
above forms was an "affectation" picked up by Americans from Burke.

Stewart Baldwin


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