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An essay on the origins of the word 'essay'

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Just read this fascinating piece on the word 'essay', examining its use by King James and the link to Montaigne in France.

Really worth a read and I'll never look at the French verb 'essayer' or the english noun 'essay' the same way again:


3 years ago

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Thank you. Having marked about a bazillion of them through the course of my career, it was nice reading a bit about them.

3 years ago