Elderfield Otterbourne Winchester
Sept 21st 1889

MS Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Gratz Collection: Case 12, Box 4: Foreign Hymn Writers

Dear Sir

I send the quotation with another still more to the purpose- but I should not put in two ds- as certainly Hampshire always calls the plant cli-ders.1 However no doubt there is authority.

I was sorry to drop the dictionary work but occupations thickened on me so that I could not keep it up

Yours truly
C M Yonge

1The OED entry for 'clithers' defined as 'Another name of the plant clivers or cleavers' includes illustrative quotations from both The Heir of Redclyffe and The Herb of the Field, both referring to the plant as ‘cliders’.

Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/2919/to-james-augustus-henry-murray

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