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Works by the rev. Samuel Pegge

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MS. Eng. lang. e. 4
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Works by the rev. Samuel Pegge ((b.) 1704, d. 1796):

  1. Fol. 7. 'An Alphabet of Kenticisms ... to which is added, A collection of Proverbs & old Sayings, wch are either used in, or do relate to the same County ... By Samuel Pegge ...': the preface is dated Apr. 11, 1735, which appears to be the date of the writing, cf. fol. 98. This art. was printed almost entire by prof. Skeat for the English Dialect Society in 1876
  2. Fols. 69, 99, 143. 'Derbycisms' in three separate collections, the last written probably in about 1790
  3. Fol. 151. 'Proverbs & Proverbial Sayings', a list and short discussion on each
  4. Fol. 217. 'A Glossary explaining certain Oaths & Exclamations ... which ... are now become ... obscure ... By Paul Gemsege, Gent.', i.e. Samuel Pegge


  • Creation: Made up of several notebooks written in the 18th century by S. Pegge


239 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. lang. e. 4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19301


Works by the rev. Samuel Pegge

Biographical / Historical

Samuel Pegge (1704-1796) was prebendary of Lincoln and an antiquary.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 32208

Custodial History

Bought from John Gough Nichols (whose receipt for £10 10s. is on fol. 5v) on June 6, 1832, by sir Frederick Madden.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

At Madden's sale in August 1873 bought by prof. W. W. Skeat, who presented it to the Bodleian on June 23, 1896.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 3/8 × 6 7/8 in.

Works by the rev. Samuel Pegge
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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Weston Library
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