Re: [asa] Converse with Scholars tonight at 8PM

From: Mountainwoman <>
Date: Sun Mar 11 2007 - 09:13:01 EDT

Ted Davis wrote:
From: Ted Davis <>
Date: Fri Mar 09 2007 - 12:35:08 EST

I confirm that the entry for "Consumption," on p. 43 in my edition, reads
as follows, in small italic type which makes the first letter somewhat
ambiguous. It could be an "s" or an "f", more likely the latter but
possibly the former. (Remember that the long "s" is commonplace in 18th
century texts, so much so that I never notice it anymore unless I am forced
to, as in this case.

The "f" and "s" in pre-1800 books are readily distinguishable. The "f" has a horizontal line on the both sides of the vertical line (slightly longer on the right side) and the "s" has a relatively short horizontal line coming out on the left side only of the vertical line. Therefore, it should be straightforward to tell what Wesley wrote.

Paul Bruggink

Clarington PA

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