The Concept of Right Writing

It were a thing verie praiseworthie in my opinion, and no lesse profitable than praise worthie, if some one well learned and as laborious a man, wold gather all the words which we use in our English tung … into one dictionarie, and besides the right writing, which is incident to the Alphabete, wold open unto us therein, both their naturall force, and their proper use.

—Richard Mulcaster, The first part of the Elementarie which entreateth chefelie of the right writing of our English tung (1582)

(The second part was never written.)

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